Vincennes University Making Temporary Switch to Virtual Learning

Vincennes University says it's making a temporary switch to virtual learning due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

Posted: Jan 14, 2022 10:03 AM
Updated: Jan 14, 2022 10:23 AM

Students at the Vincennes University campus in Vincennes, Indiana, will be making a temporary switch to virtual learning, an announcement from the university said Friday.

VU said in a statement Friday that there would be a temporary pause in face-to-face instruction for the four days following the extended Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Weekend.

That means that VU students will be learning virtually from Tuesday, Jan. 18 through Friday, Jan. 21.

Classes are then scheduled to resume in person on Monday, Jan. 24. 

VU says that all other campus facilities and support services, including residence halls, Shake Learning Resource Center, Tecumseh Dining Center, and administrative buildings will remain open during the period of virtual learning.

"VU is taking this temporary intermediate step to mitigate the chance of community spread of COVID-19, and especially the more contagious Omicron variant, based on conditions in Vincennes and Knox County," the statement from VU said Friday.

In the Indiana State Department of Health's COVID-19 update for Thursday, there were 70 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Knox County, with 127 new cases reported in the county the day before.

In its last group of samples tested, ISDH showed that just over 82% were identified as the Omicron variant.

You can view the full statement on Vincennes University's switch to virtual learning here.

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