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OU Norman Campus Moving to Online Classes After Spring Break

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Posted at 9:09 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 10:14:59-04

NORMAN — Officials with the University of Oklahoma announced Wednesday morning that the university "is transitioning all in-person classes on the Norman campus to an online learning environment for the two-week period following Spring Break, beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3."

Officials say there are no current cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on their campus and that they are following the "unambiguous guidance" from health officials in order to protect the health of their community.

OU officials advised students leaving for Spring Break to take "all instructional materials, including textbooks and devices, to prepare for distance learning." Students will have resources on how to use and succeed in the online environment, while faculty will have resources provided on how to use technology in order to successfully teach classes online.

In-person classes will continue to take place at the OU-Tulsa and OUHSC campuses, officials say.

Officials say although in-person classes in Norman have been transitioned to online, the campus is still open.

At this time, all of the University-related events that were set to occur between March 14 and April 5 are suspended, officials say. Sporting events are the "possible exception" and may be subject to spectator restrictions.

Officials advise if any student, employees or residents have experience with flu-like symptoms to call their medical car provider as soon as possible.

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