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ASU Classes Go Online To Prevent Spread Of New Coronavirus

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Arizona State University officials said classes will be offered only online for a two-week period starting March 16th.  It's a precautionary move to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

The Arizona Republic reports that was the announcement made Wednesday by ASU President Michael Crow in an email to students, faculty and staff.

In January, an individual with close ties to the ASU Tempe campus tested positive for Coronavirus and was quarantined for a few weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

That person had traveled to Wuhan, China were the virus is believed to have started.

In his email, Crow said there were no confirmed COVID-19 cases at ASU at this time.

However, ASU and Northern Arizona University have both sent out messages discouraging people affiliated with both colleges not to travel outside of the country for spring break.

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