LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 09: Remote students are shown on a screen behind UNLV Department of Criminal Justice chairman and professor Dr. Joel Lieberman as he teaches Jury Decision Making, a criminal justice class at UNLV, amid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on September 9, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although it is an in-person class, Lieberman allowed the students to choose how they would attend, in person or online, with the choice almost evenly split between the two. To lower the number of people on campus to allow for social distancing because of the pandemic, the university moved fall 2020 courses with more than 50 students, about 80 percent of its classes, to remote instruction, with 20 percent of courses held in-person or hybrid. UNLV is only using large classrooms with spaced out seating and under 50 percent capacity for in-person classes, which are now staggered to reduce density on the campus. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Providence College will move all of its classes online after more than 80 students tested positive for COVID-19. If you’re a student attending classes in person, you must stay home and if you’re staying at the dorms, you are not permitted to leave campus. According to an email from the school’s president:
“We recognize how serious and difficult these directives are, but this is our last chance to remain together in person for the fall semester. Between these actions and the serious steps we already have taken – especially in the past few days – we have used virtually every tool at our disposal. We are out of options. If we are not successful, we will have no alternative other than to shut down our campus for the remainder of the fall semester. This also will likely affect our ability to reopen for the spring semester.”
The remote learning is scheduled to continue until at least Sept. 26.