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Public university systems to classes online beginning March 19 and will ask students to work remotely for the remainder of the academic year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.The news of system closures for both the State University of New York and the City University of New York, which collectively enrol more than 700,000 students at 90 campuses, is just the latest in a wave of colleges and universities making aggressive decisions to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The announcement makes New York the first state with such a sprawling public higher education system to do so."CUNY and SUNY, starting March 19th, will move to a distance learning model," Cuomo said. "Both systems will be doing that. CUNY will help reduce the density in New York City. SUNY will help reduce the density in downstate New York."
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A man looks over the city as he walks his dog on March 17, 2020, in Barcelona, Spain. As part of the measures against the virus expansion, the Government has declared a 15-day state of emergency. The Government of Spain has strengthened up its Los Angeles News quarantine rules, shutting all commercial activities except for pharmacies, food shops, gas stations, tobacco stores and news kiosks in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, as well as transport. Spaniards must stay home except to go to work but working from home is recommended, going to buy basic things as food or pharmacy products is allowed but it must be done individually. The number of people confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Spain has increased to at least 11,178, with the latest death toll reaching 491 according to the countryÕs Health Ministry. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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"The SUNY/CUNY campuses, they will be releasing students to the best of their ability starting March 19," he said. "If students have hardships where they have nowhere to go and they're dorm students, then I'm sure individual campuses will take that into consideration."As of March 11, more than 100 campuses have either cancelled in-person classes, moved courses online, asked students to leave campus or taken a variety of other measures to safeguard against the virus, according to one unofficial count. The World Health Organization officially classified the Press Release Distribution Los Angeles Services coronavirus as a pandemic on Wednesday. Beth Garvey, special counsel to the governor, said they are in communication with each campus to ensure classes can be delivered online and each campus will roll out the next steps as they see fit."There may be certain applications where personal instruction is still required, like lab settings," Garvey explained. "So the campuses are not themselves going to be closed, but the goal is to reduce the congregation of multiple students. So staggered class times, maybe breaking up classes into smaller units, things of that nature."
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Notably, students will not be forced to leave campus and the campuses will not close entirely."Dorms may stay open to accommodate particular student situations," Garvey said. "What we are trying to do in coordination with SUNY and CUNY is to reduce the congregation of large numbers of people in classroom settings. So students will be able to return home if that's what they want to do, and continue their studies at a distance, either through online or other mechanisms. But what we don't expect that we're going to do on March 19 is say, 'Everyone must find a new place to be.'""They're not evicting anyone," Cuomo clarified. "They're not closing the dorm and kicking you out. They are going to distance learning. You can go home, do it by distance, go wherever you want to go and do it by distance. If you have nowhere to go and that is a situation, then SUNY will work it out so that you can stay in the dorm."