Columbia University in ny announced yesterday all classes had been canceled Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 after a faculty member was exposed to the Coronavirus and is now under quarantine.
“From Wednesday until the beginning of respite on Friday, classes are going to be taught remotely,” said president Lee C. Bollinger during a message sent to the university community.
“We don’t have a confirmed case of the virus on campus. This action is meant to stop the virus from spreading,” Bollinger explained.
The closure came because the city’s mayor Bill de Blasio announced the 13th confirmed case in NYC and quite 105 people tested positive statewide.
Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency on Saturday.
Columbia University’s decision followed an identical decision made by variety of schools—most notably Stanford, University of Washington and Seattle University—to cancel in-person classes.