Stanford cancels in-person classes for rest of winter quarter

Campus will be quiet for the next few weeks

Campus will be quiet for the next few weeks

Normal classes are planned to resume when the spring quarter begins March 30, if public health officials agree it is safe.

"We are taking this step after thoughtful consideration, and I have been in touch today with the chair of the Faculty Senate, who concurs", she added.

Drell also announced that the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid had chose to call off-campus tours and information sessions until at least April 15 but the visitor centre of the University will remain open allowing visitors to take self-guided tours of the campus.

Employees are also encouraged to work remotely when possible.

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is one of the country's largest annual gatherings of political conservatives, attracting thousands, and in addition to Trump and Pence the February 26-29 event near Washington also featured several Cabinet members and top White House officials. There's another two weeks left to the winter quarter.

Faculty are recommended to consult with their department chairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning Staff in determining how to conduct classes and final exams for the rest of the quarter.

Alberta announces more COVID-19 cases; one confirmed, three presumptive
That said, Hinshaw added the risk of Albertans getting sick from COVID-19 is expected to increase in the coming weeks. Alberta's top medical official has announced two new presumptive cases of the novel coronavirus in the province.

Stanford also says that two college students were possibly exposed to the virus.

"The test successfully identified the presence of (the virus) in positive samples without cross-reacting with the seasonal coronaviruses or other common respiratory viruses, including influenza", claimedDr Benjamin Pinsky, a scientific virologist with Stanford.

"To the extent feasible, we will be moving classes to online formats in place of in-person instruction", said Provost Persin Drell in a statement. According to Minor's announcement, that individual has not been in the workplace since experiencing symptoms, and the clinic where they worked is closed for cleaning.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has climbed to 24 by Friday in Santa Clara County, where Stanford is located.

As per Stanford Medicine news release the test was being used on Tuesday, March 3, on patients with suspected Novel Coronavirus infection that has killed over 3,400 and affected more than 100,000 worldwide.

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