PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Colleges and universities across the United States are taking precautions because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Here's a list of schools in Pennsylvania and the changes they're making.
In addition to this list, all state system of higher education schools will stop in-person instruction for a two-week period. Below is a statement from Chancellor Greenstein:
"The Governor has announced that all K-12 schools in PA will close starting Monday, March 16 through March 29, in order to limit social interactions to help control the spread of the coronavirus. In keeping with that strategy, and in the interest of the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians, I am directing that no in-person instruction occur at our 14 universities during that same two-week period.
We encourage students, faculty, and staff to be in contact with their home universities–their best source of direct information.
In the days and weeks ahead, it’s important for us to come together, exercise patience, and collaborate with one another as we confront our collective challenges. This is going to take everybody doing their part for the sake of our students."
This list will be updated and is subject to change.
Suspending in-person classes:
York College: Through March 27
Harrisburg University: Remainder of Spring semester
Elizabethtown College: Through April 3
Millersville University: Indefinitely starting March 30
Franklin & Marshall College: Remainder of Spring semester
Penn State University (all campuses): Through April 3
University of Pittsburgh (all campuses): Remainder of Spring semester
West Chester University: Remainder of Spring semester
Villanova University: Through April 14
Lock Haven University: Through April 3
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences: Through March 30
Temple University: Remainder of Spring semester
Extending Spring break:
Dickinson College: Scheduled to resume March 23
Gettysburg College: Scheduled to resume March 23
Shippensburg University: Scheduled to resume March 23
Bloomsburg University: Scheduled to resume March 23
Kutztown University: Scheduled to resume March 23
Susquehanna University: Scheduled to resume March 23
Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Scheduled to resume March 23