UNK and UNL to Suspend In-Person Classes Due to Coronavirus Concerns

KEARNEY–Chancellor Doug Kristensen announced today that the University of Nebraska (UNK) at Kearney is suspending face-to-face classes beginning on March 30 due to immediate concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus.

According to a press release from UNK Communications, courses at UNK are moving to virtual, online or alternative instruction beginning the first day of classes following spring break. Remote instruction will continue through the end of the spring semester, May 8. Classes will be held on campus next week (March 16-20) as scheduled.

“The health and well-being of our community is our primary concern, and each decision we make will take that and our students’ needs into account,” Kristensen said. “It’s important that we limit risk and mitigate the spread of this virus.”

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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) has canceled classes from March 16-20. After spring break, beginning March 30, all spring semester classes will be taught remotely and will not be taught in-person.

UNL stated on its website that university housing units will remain open but students are encouraged to return home if possible.

In addition, UNL has also suspended all non-essential university-sponsored domestic and international travel through the end of the semester. All summer study-abroad programs through June 30 are canceled.

Additional information on these and other policies can be found here: https://covid19.unl.edu/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19