Taking a step back: US colleges returning to online classes


With with covert covert cases cases surging surging dozens dozens of of US US colleges colleges are are moving moving classes classes online online again again for for at at least least the the first first week week or or so so of of the the semester semester someone someone it it could could stretch stretch longer longer if if the the wave wave of of infection infection doesn't doesn't subside subside soon soon Harvard Harvard says says a a return return to to campus campus is is scheduled scheduled for for late late January January conditions conditions permitting permitting the the university university of of Chicago Chicago is is delaying delaying for for two two weeks weeks some some others others are are inviting inviting students students back back to to campus campus but but starting starting classes classes online online including including Michigan Michigan State State University University many many colleges colleges open open extra extra week week or or two two will will get get them them past past the the peak peak of of the the nationwide nationwide spike spike driven driven by by the the highly highly contagious contagious Omicron Omicron variant variant still still the the surges surges casting casting uncertainty uncertainty over over semester semester many many had had hoped hoped would would be be the the closest closest to to normal normal since since the the start start of of the the pandemic pandemic I'm I'm Julie Julie Walker Walker

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