MICHIGAN, USA — State universities and colleges have canceled in-person classes and transitioned to online classes for a designated period of time or through the end of the semester after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency Tuesday in relation to the new virus in Michigan.
The state's first two presumptive cases of COVID-19 were announced Tuesday. Two people from the east side of the state are hospitalized and their specimens will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmatory testing.
As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state, multiple colleges and universities state-wide have transitioned to online classes.
Here is a list:
- Aquinas College: Extending spring break for one week (March 16-20) and shift to distance learning beginning March 23. No in-person classes will be held.
- Calvin University: All scheduled classes will be held as usual on Thursday March 12. All in-person classes are canceled Friday and the university will move to online instruction starting Monday, March 16. In-person classes will resume Tuesday, April 14.
- Central Michigan University: All classes will move online after spring break through March 20.
- Cornerstone University: All classes are canceled from March 12 through March 20. Classes resume online on March 23 and continue through April 14.
- Davenport University: All classes after 5 p.m. March 12 through March 16 cancelled. Online and alternative formats scheduled to begin March 17 until the end of the semester.
- Eastern Michigan University: Face-to-face classes suspended from March 12 through March 31. On-campus/in-person classes tentatively set to resume April 1.
- Ferris State University: Beginning March 16 all classes will be online. This will continue through March 27.
- Grand Rapids Community College: Online classes begin on March 16. They will be effective through the end of the winter semester.
- Grand Valley State University: All on-campus classes are canceled for the rest of the semester. Online classes will run through April 25, including final exams. Commencement is postponed.
- Hope College: All classes on March 12 are canceled. Online classed begin on March 23, after spring break.
- Kendall College of Art and Design: Beginning March 16 all classes will be online. This will continue through March 27.
- Lake Superior State University: Classes transition to online on March 16 through at least April 17.
- Michigan State University: Classes taught through online lectures through the end of the semester. Commencement postponed.
- Michigan Technological University: Face-to-face classes suspended effective March 16.
- Muskegon Community College: Suspending in-person classes starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. Online classes will begin on March 16 and continue through the end of the winter semester.
- Northern Michigan University: All classes canceled Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13. Online classes begin March 16 and continue through April 3.
- Oakland University: Online classes begin on March 16 and continue through the end of the semester, April 25.
- Saginaw Valley State University: Face-to-face instruction suspended effective March 16 through at least April 17.
- University of Michigan (all campuses): Classes will be online for the rest of the semester. Commencement canceled.
- Wayne State University: Spring break extended to March 23. Online classes begin after that.
- Western Michigan University: All classes canceled Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13. Online classes begin on March 16 through the end of the spring 2020 semester on Friday, April 25.
This list will be updated as information becomes available.
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