ASU classes to be taught online until at least July due to coronavirus

Apr 1, 2020, 1:45 PM | Updated: 4:26 pm
(Facebook Photo/Arizona State University)...
(Facebook Photo/Arizona State University)
(Facebook Photo/Arizona State University)

PHOENIX — Arizona State University sent an email to staff on Wednesday saying students will not return to the classrooms until at least July, as the summer sessions that begin on May 18 will be taught remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The university does not yet know if the summer session that begins on July 1 and runs through early August will have students in the classroom.

The students will be taught using remote learning techniques, such as Zoom, according to Executive Vice President and University Provost Mark Searle.

Arizona State, along with the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona, moved all spring semester classes online in March because of the virus.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, meanwhile, on Monday announced the decision to keep the state’s public district and charter schools closed for the remainder of the scheduled year.

Ducey on Tuesday ordered all Arizona residents to remain in their homes except for essential needs to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” executive order will remain in place at least until April 30.

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ASU classes to be taught online until at least July due to coronavirus