What policies, procedures, restrictions, or warnings is your university or college issuing in regards to the coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Organizers of academic events, academics and administrators considering work-related travel, and institutional decision-makers could all possibly benefit from knowing what other schools are doing and saying about the coronavirus. Please share information about your school’s response in the comments.
- A crowdsourced list of academic conferences cancelled because of coronavirus
- Articles about coronavirus & academia at Inside Higher Ed
- (added March 9, 2020): Twitter thread from The Chronicle of Higher Education listing universities that are cancelling in-person classes.
- Added March 9, 2020: A Google Docs spreadsheet of university closures (may take a little while to load owing to high traffic):
- March 9, 2020: Qatar has closed all universities and schools, effective tomorrow, “until further notice.” I believe this order applies to Qatar campuses of foreign universities, which include: University of Aberdeen, Northumbria University, Academic Bridge Programme, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, HEC Paris, Northwestern University in Qatar, Stenden University Qatar, Syscoms Institute, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, City College Qatar, German University Qatar, University College London Qatar (UCL Qatar)
- March 9, 2020: The California Department of Public Health has issued guidelines for institutions of higher learning in light of COVID-19, including “If more than five students, faculty, or staff on a campus test positive for COVID-19, the campus administrator should consult with local public health officials for guidance on closing the campus.” (via Ben Hale)
- March 9, 2020: The New York Times reports on temporary closures and other measures being taken at New York area universities.
- March 10, 2020: Harvard tells students not to return after Spring Break, and will move to online-only classes beginning March 23rd.
- March 10, 2020: Austria declares that by next Monday that courses at universities will not be meeting in person and instead should continue online.