The University of Miami made a decision to start the spring semester with remote-only classes t avoid spreading of the novel pathogen. The increasing number of the COVID-19 cases in the southern part of Florida made the school boards to turn on the distance learning.
Syd Kitson, chair of the Florida Board of Governors, and Marshall Criser, chancellor of the university system, said Wednesday in an open letter to students, staff and faculty that the next semester will be look like a remote-only classes.
In his explanation email, Julio Frenk, president of the private university, wrote that classes will be conducted remotely when the semester begins on Jan. 18. To avoid the misunderstandings, Frenk said in an email to students and faculty that the in-person classes are expected to resume on Jan. 31.
Leaders of Florida’s public university system on Wednesday urged students and workers to wear masks and get booster shots and COVID-19 tests when they return to campus next month.
Everyone on the state’s 12 public university campuses should stay vigilant since “it’s clear the pandemic is not over,” Syd Kitson, chair of the Florida Board of Governors, and Marshall Criser, chancellor of the university system, said Wednesday in an open letter to students, staff and faculty.
At the University of Miami, staff members who have been on campus during the break should return to on-site work as planned next week, Mr Frenk wrote in the email.