Kansas colleges close campuses

The University of Kansas and Kansas State University have closed their campuses to students because of the growing concern about the spread of the new coronavirus. Online classes only will be offered indefinitely.


State News

March 12, 2020 - 10:16 AM

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TOPEKA, Kansas — The University of Kansas and Kansas State University have both delayed the start of in-person classes until March 23, with the possibility of continuing online-only for weeks after that,  in the wake of the continued spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

KU decided Wednesday night, and K-State put out a statement on Thursday morning. Meanwhile, top administrators at other public universities in the state made clear they may follow suit with their own campus shutdowns.

The Kansas Board of Regents, which governs the state’s public universities, voted Wednesday night to allow each school to make its own decision about how to address the coronavirus — whether to extend spring break and switch to online classes.

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