Oklahoma State University is trying to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the major steps it is taking is moving the school online. OSU officials announced Thursday morning that students on the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses will partake in online classes from March 23 through April 3-- the two weeks after spring break. Officials made a point to say that there are no cases of COVID-19 on OSU’s campus.
“While today there remains no known cases directly linking COVID-19 to our Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, it has become evident in the past couple of days that we must do our part at Oklahoma State University to help prevent the spread of this virus by taking prudent steps to protect our campuses. Your safety and well-being must be priority number one,” an official university statement said.
The decision also impacts events outside the classroom. Any university event that was scheduled to take place between March 14 through April 5 is suspended. The statement said the possible exception to this is sporting events-- which may also have restrictions on spectators.
Residence halls, family and graduate housing and campus dining will all remain open during this time.
Any inquiries about the COVID-19 outbreak should be directed to OSU university health services.