New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks at a news conference regarding the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Manhattan, NY. Photo Credit: Andrew Kelly via Reuters.
New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced on Twitter that starting on March 19, CUNY and SUNY will transition to an online-learning platform.
“This will help us reduce density and reduce the spread of the virus and reduce the spread of the virus,” said Governor Cuomo.
John Jay is the first CUNY college that confirmed a student positive of the coronavirus late last night.
The New York Times stated that neither CUNY nor SUNY will cancel all in-person classes. Laboratory courses may continue to be held albeit few students might not attend them.
Update: CUNY wrote a statement on Twitter, “all CUNY schools will have a five-day instructional recess March 12-18. There will be no physical classes on campus. Students and faculty will be working on getting ready to have classes delivered via distance-learning for the remainder of the Spring semester (1/4).”
Watch Governor Cuomo provide New Yorkers updates on the Coronavirus on pscp.
This story will be updated as soon as more information is available