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University of Dayton switches to remote learning for first week of class

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 20:22:56-04

DAYTON, Ohio — The University of Dayton is moving undergraduate instruction online for the first week of class, the university announced Sunday.

According to WHIO, UD has increased to a "level 3" regarding coronavirus conditions on campus.

“Based upon testing and contact tracing that has been conducted over the past three days, we are moving all undergraduate courses to remote, online learning for the first week of Fall Term,” President Eric F. Spina wrote in an online message to students.

Officials call the temporary move "a vote of confidence in your ability and willingness to help limit the spread of COVID-19 so we won't have to make it a permanent move."

Undergraduate commuter students have been directed to remain off campus and student employees are not to report to work in person unless they “perform critical functions.”

“I know well that this shift will create additional strains on course planning, but it is important to contain further outbreaks and reduce campus risk. Thank you for your conscientious adherence to this decision and for the efforts that I know you will make to engage and support your students energetically during the first week of the semester,” his message continued.

WHIO Newscenter 7 is a media partner of WCPO 9 News.

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