Coronavirus: UL Lafayette going to remote classes next week

Leigh Guidry
Lafayette Daily Advertiser
Students return to campus at The University of Louisiana for the first day of Fall Semester.  Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will shift to remote classes next week to mitigate public health concerns related to COVID-19, or coronavirus, the college announced Friday.

There will be no classes Monday or Tuesday, but campus will remain open. Remote or online classes will start Wednesday.

The move is consistent with guidance provided Friday by the University of Louisiana System and with actions taken at other universities across the state as the number of cases of the virus in the state has risen to move than 30.

All university operations and business functions will continue, including: residence halls; dining; Student Health Services; and the Edith Garland Dupré Library.

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All employees, including teaching assistants and student workers, are to report to work as usual, according to the school.

UL Lafayette students, faculty and staff will receive updated information throughout the day that addresses remote delivery of courses, residence hall functionality, dining, health services and other essentials. 

Members of the campus community can stay up to date through university email, official social media accounts and this page dedicated to COVID-19 updates for the latest.