Tuesday, March 10, 2020

MIT Going Online & Sending Students Home

The MIT response was triggered by a finding that a recruiter had been on campus and was infected. From the Boston Globe:
MIT is moving all classes online and expecting undergraduate students to move out of their dormitories by Tuesday, as universities throughout New England step up their efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The university said a recent visit to campus by a recruiter who had contracted the virus illustrated the risks — and the need for more aggressive precautionary measures.
MIT joins Harvard University, Amherst College, Smith College, and Middlebury College in instructing students to stay away from campus after spring break. All those colleges have given students a few days to a week to pack up their belongings and leave campus.

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