Ohio State Suspends all Face-to-face Instruction


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--With the state of Ohio reporting its first cases of coronavirus, The Ohio State University is taking drastic measures to prevent the spread.

The university announced Monday that all face-to-face instruction has been suspended until at least March 30th. OSU President Dr. Michael Drake said students may choose to either stay in their residences on or near campus, or return to their permanent residences to complete their courses.

The university is also exploring telecommuting opportunities for faculty and staff.

Along with instruction, the university has also suspended all school-sponsored international travel until at least April 20th. That includes new and current bookings.

As for other events on campus, the university has suspended scheduling of new non-essential events until at least April 20th. Dr. Drake also encouraged organizers for non-essential events on campus to evaluate whether those events should continue.

The university is actually on spring break this week.