New York City, N.Y., Mar 9, 2020 / 10:36 am
Fordham University suspended in-person classes Monday afternoon, after an undergraduate student was tested for COVID-19. The Jesuit university in The Bronx announced that the suspension will continue through Tuesday, March 10, after which all classes will move to on-line instruction.
"Effective 1 p.m. today (Monday, March 9), we are taking the significant step of suspending face-to-face instruction on all Fordham's New York-area campuses. Face-to-face classes are suspended for the remainder of Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10," says a letter published on Monday from Fordham President Fr. Joseph McShane, S.J.
Starting March 11, all classes will be taught online until further notice. Fordham's spring recess, which was scheduled for March 14 through the 22nd, will continue as planned.
McShane wrote that the measures are "the best way to minimize the risk of spreading the virus throughout the campus community," and that no Fordham students or anyone associated with the Fordham community has tested positive for the virus.