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UW-Madison suspends face-to-face instruction starting March 23 due to coronavirus

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison has made the decision to suspend face-to-face instruction effective Monday, March 23. 

The announcement was made on Wednesday, March 11. 

The following statement was shared on the university's website: 

COVID-19 continues to spread and affect many parts of the U.S. and the rest of the world. UW-Madison is working to mitigate the effects of the disease on our campus population, in consultation with local, state and federal partners.

The health of our community is our most important priority.

While there are relatively few confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dane County, the number of cases nationally continues to grow. Our health partners tell us that now is the best time to act in ways that slow the spread.

Let me share several major decisions about the rest of the semester.

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding in advance. At this moment, we can’t account for every possibility and scenario, but will continue to communicate about this situation and answer your individual questions as best we are able via chancellor@wisc.edu.

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