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Kent State University suspends in-person classes due to coronavirus concerns

The university will use remote instruction until April 13.

KENT, Ohio — Kent State University has announced that it is suspending in-person classes effective immediately due to concerns about coronavirus. 

The university put out the following statement: 

In an effort to progressively activate precautionary measures to slow transmission of the virus and consistent with recommendations from state health authorities to limit large gatherings and practice social distancing, Kent State is taking the following preventative and proactive measures:

March 10 - Face-to-face classes will cease for all of Kent State's Ohio campus locations

March 16-20 - All classes will begin remote instruction.

March 23-29 - Spring break will occur as scheduled.

March 30-April 10 - Classes will be held via remote instruction.

April 13 - Face-to-face classes will resume. 

These changes also affect Kent State's College of Podiatric Medicine, but clinical rotations will continue. 

On Monday, Ohio State University announced that it is suspending face-to-face instruction amid coronavirus concerns. The measure includes "lectures, discussion sections, seminars and other class room setting," according to an email sent to students and faculty.

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