Stevens cancelling Tues. classes, switching to online classes Wed. as coronavirus precaution

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The Stevens Institute of Technology is cancelling tomorrow’s classes as they prep to switching to online classes on Wednesday as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The DeBaun Auditorium at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“With the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Stevens is canceling classes tomorrow, Tuesday, March 10 in preparation to bring all courses online through Canvas,” the university tweeted minutes ago.

“All classes will resume on their normal schedule on Wednesday, March 11 through Friday, March 13, but will be held completely online. During this period, the campus will remain open, but all classes will be held online. There will be no classes or exams held on campus.”

The college announced last week that they would be suspending “large discretionary gatherings” due to coronavirus concerns, as HCV first reported.

Since then, the first Hudson County presumptive positive case of the coronavirus was diagnosed in a 32-year-old West New York man and the Jersey City Board of Education has called a half-day on Wednesday so staff can work on a “full contingency plan” for the coronavirus.