UNA will transition to online-only classes after spring break due to coronavirus concerns

The administration encourages students to stay off campus during this time.

Posted: Mar 13, 2020 12:15 PM
Updated: Mar 14, 2020 2:07 AM

The University of North Alabama will have online-only classes the week of March 29 to April 4 due to coronavirus concerns. This is the week after the school's spring break.

The administration encourages students to stay off campus during this time. International travel for the campus is suspended for the rest of the spring semester.

The university says all “non-essential” domestic travel is suspended immediately, and essential domestic travel will be approved on a case-by-case basis.

During the week of March 15 to March 21, all campus events and gatherings of 100 or more people are suspended.

Read more from the university here.

On Friday, after gettin the news some students were seen packing up their cars and leaving their residence halls. 

"They are going home," said Student, Marvin James, as he watched people leave.

Another student told WAAY31 he thinks the university should close because others are.

"I think they should shut it down all together and just have everyone pack up and go home," said Holden Redparth, a student at UNA who lives in the dorms.

The ASUN Confrence, that's the confrence UNA plays in, suspended all sports and games until April 5th because of COVID-19. Student atheltes like Michelle Moore were told the news on Thursday. 

"It's hard as a senior and just as a team to fully grasp what's happening at this moment," said Moore.

Moore was just about to start her final season in softball as a senior when their coach, Ashely Cozart, told them the news.

"There is a lot of uncertainty behind those tears and those emotions just the not knowing is what's killing us," said Moore.

ASUN officials said on April 5th they will see how COVID-19 is spreading and make another decision. In the meantime, teams are still practicing.

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