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UWM to suspend in-person classes after spring break until April 10

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced Wednesday that they will suspend in-person instruction after spring break until April 10 due to coronavirus concerns.

Classes will be offered through "alternate means," including online.

The university announced Tuesday that it was extending its spring break from March 15-19. No classes, including online classes, will be taught at that time. 

Beginning Monday, March 30, online classes will resume and in-person classes will be taught online or through alternate means. 

The university says the hope is to resume in-person classes on April 13, however the timeline depends on health conditions. 

Students will receive at least one week's notice before in-person classes resume.

All classes and campus events will be held through Saturday, March 14 as originally scheduled. 

University officials say there is no immediate threat to campus from COVID-19. The alternate plans are being made as a precaution because public health officials believe the coronavirus will spread in the coming weeks.

Students who live in University Housing are encouraged to return home or to an off-campus residence from March 15-April 10. However, residence halls will remain open for students who need to stay on campus.

Most university-sponsored events and gatherings of more than 50 people will be canceled from March 15 through April 10. 

The latest updates are available on the university’s coronavirus website.

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