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Coronavirus: University Of Colorado Campuses Go Virtual Until Further Notice

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- The University of Colorado announced three of its four campuses are moving all classes online because of coronavirus concerns.

The Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs campuses will all implement remote teaching and learning. The CU Anschutz campus will continue to operate normally as of Wednesday afternoon.

Each campus details its plans.

"We use the chalkboard for almost everything and a lot of it can't be learned clicking through slides and watching videos online," said Scott Jirose, an engineering student. "I'm pretty confident it'll affect our semester and I wont learn as much as I would've because being in the classroom is still the best way to learn."

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Faculty will determine how to utilize technology to help students complete their educational requirements. The campus is also encouraging employees and faculty to work remotely.

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The University of Colorado is also suspending all university-funded travel, foreign or domestic.

"In many cases, our students, this is their home and this is where their medical support, academic support and those services need to continue to support students," said Don Jones, Associate Vice Chancellor of Integrity, Safety, and Compliance.

CU is also suspending immediately all education abroad programs in the Czech Republic, France, Japan, and Spain through the 2020 spring semester. Earlier in the semester, CU Boulder suspended programs to China, South Korea and Italy.

All events, gatherings or those with more than 150 attendees are suspended until further guidance is issued.

Additional Information from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:

  • Practice good hygiene. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water. In the absence of soap and water, use hand-sanitizer; use your elbow or sleeve to cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Stay home if you're sick; keep your children home if they are sick. The illness can last for many days so make preparations now to work from home if possible.
  • We advise Coloradans to always be prepared for an emergency-- like a large snowstorm-- and have a plan for your family. Make sure to have 72 hours of key supplies on hand like medications, infant formula, diapers, pet food, etc. FEMA guidance for pre-pandemic COVID-19 preparedness is available on
  • Stay informed with reliable, up-to-date information. People who have general questions about coronavirus disease 2019, can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email, for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.

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