Why WSU Suspended In-Person Learning

Wayne State University (WSU) paused in-person education because of the alarmingly growing number of COVID-19 cases in Michigan, Local 4 reported.

WSU has temporarily suspended face-to-face learning because of the recent increase in coronavirus cases, according to the article.

As of April 3, Michigan coronavirus cases had up to 692,206 wit the death toll now at 16,218.

The university will make these precautions:

  • All on-campus, face-to-face instruction is suspended except for clinical rotations in the licensed health professions in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the College of Nursing, and the School of Medicine.
  • All athletics practices and competitions are suspended. Teams may restart practice after 10 days if 80% or more of the individuals on the team have received their full COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Laboratory research units have to take steps to reduce current time-on-site activity for authorized personnel by 25% effective Wednesday and prepare a contingency plan for an additional reduction of time on-site as the current situation evolves this coming week, according to the article. Reduced level of current time-on-site does not apply to fully vaccinated people presently involved with authorized on-site research activities.
  • Guest access to student housing is restricted.
  • Towers Café will be take-out only dining.
  • Campus libraries remain open but may be subject to increased restrictions.
  • The Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center is closed except for COVID-19 testing.
  • The Student Center Building is closed except for people attending the vaccine clinic.
  • The W Food Pantry remains open and will oversee technology loans for students in need.

The school will check back in 10 days to see how things are and adjust in-person activities accordingly.

More information can be found on Wayne State University’s official website here.

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