UIS Considering Options For Classes Amid COVID-19

Mar 11, 2020

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University of Illinois Springfield students are scheduled to return from spring break next week.  But the university is still considering whether or not to hold classroom instruction.  

Many colleges and universities are now moving to online teaching – at least for a few weeks – due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. 

No cases have been reported at UIS.  

“We understand the concerns of the campus community, and both the UI System and UIS response teams are continually evaluating the situation and preparing for a range of possibilities. We have an Instructional Continuity Planning Subcommittee developing plans for the possibility of delivering courses using remote technologies should it be necessary,” said UIS spokesman Derek Schnapp.  

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has declared a state of emergency in Illinois.  The World Health Organization says the disease is now officially a pandemic.