Kent State, other Ohio schools shutting down all in-person classes immediately due to coronavirus

Kent State, other Ohio schools shutting down all in-person classes immediately due to coronavirus

KENT, Ohio — Kent State University is one of several universities in Ohio shutting down all in-person classes effective immediately due to the coronavirus.

The announcement comes one day after several cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed near the Cleveland area.

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University officials said starting next week, classes will begin remote instruction, spring break will occur as scheduled later in the month and in-person classes will resume in mid-April.

It’s not clear if students will be required to leave campus.

Other schools, including Ohio State and Ohio University have also gone to all online classes over concerns from COVID-19.

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