MTU cancels face-to-face instruction amid COVID-19 fears

Mar 11, 2020

HOUGHTON, MI--   In an effort to mitigate the potential spread of the coronavirus Michigan Technological University is suspending face-to-face instruction effective Monday, March 16.

President Rick Koubek says while completing classes virtually, students may return to campus or stay home. Distance instruction will last at least through April 17.

Koubek says all international university-sponsored travel is canceled through April 17. Tech employees are urged to reconsider university-sponsored domestic travel, as well.

Anyone who has completed travel to either a Level 2 or Level 3 country or believe they may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus will not be allowed to return to campus for a 14-day period.

Organizers are asked to reevaluate gatherings of 25 people or more, and the school is finalizing plans for faculty and staff to work remotely.

To read President Koubek's full email, click here