UCF Moves All Classes to Online Instruction Starting Monday Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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UCF: classes will be moved to online instruction starting Monday, will last at least two weeks

University of Central Florida has announced that all classes will be moved to online instruction starting Monday, for at least two weeks, as Coronavirus concerns ramp up. (UCF Image)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – University of Central Florida has announced that all classes will be moved to online instruction starting Monday, for at least two weeks, as Coronavirus concerns ramp up.

According to UCF, the move was enacted to minimize health and safety risks to the UCF community.

Classes that are currently online will continue Monday, March 16.

All other classes will be ready for online instruction by Wednesday, March 18.

Remote instruction will continue for at least two weeks, according to UCF.

Due to courses are being moved online, students should not to come back to campus for the next two weeks. Fourteen days is the period in which secondary transmission to others is thought to be highest, and UCF advises against any additional travel during this time.

Students are being advised to stay at or return to their permanent residences.

Residence halls will remain open for residents who do not have an alternative place to stay, and certain campus services may not be available.

All UCF campuses will remain open for employees, who are expected to continue working. Student employees should contact their supervisors for guidance.

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Protection and Prevention

COVID-19 can be spread among people and animals.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent the virus and no specific treatment.

COVID-19 appears to spread predominantly through coughing and sneezing from infected persons. Individuals in close proximity to such persons, or who contact objects that have been contaminated with the virus, are at risk of illness.

The virus enters our bodies through contact with our eyes, nose and mouth. If your hands become contaminated with the virus, and you touch those areas, you are at risk of becoming ill. Flu-like symptoms — including fever, cough, runny nose and difficulty breathing — are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure. Anyone who has traveled in the past 14 days and is experiencing symptoms should visit their healthcare provider immediately.

While the immediate risk to the American public continues to be low at this time, everyone can take these simple steps to prevent the spread of germs.

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