Illinois State University Transitions To Distance Learning Through Mid-April

Illinois State University is telling students don’t come back after spring break because of the Coronavirus. In a letter to the University, President Larry Dietz says the break will extend another week. It was to end Sunday. Dietz says faculty and staff will work next week to transition to remote learning. Distance learning will take place at least through April 12th.

ISU says students should stay home and those living in university housing should leave for their permanent residences. Dietz says those who don’t have some place to go will be handled on a case by case basis.

He says these actions will create serious challenges for the campus and the community. But, Dietz says the pandemic has created unprecedented circumstances making these actions prudent and necessary.

The University Lab schools will mirror the rest of ISU, according to Dietz.

By Charlie Schlenker, WGLT in Bloomington-Normal

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