The University of Texas announced late yesterday that it is taking measures to protect the students and staff of the university. UT will be extending Spring Break by one week to allow the staff to take the steps needed to switch classes to be online, temporarily and prepare to increase “social distancing” on campus.
UT spring break starts March 16th and students are normally expected to return for classes on March 23rd. To give the staff time to prepare to deliver classes online UT is extending spring break an additional week and asking the students to return by March 30th.
The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M at San Antonio, Baylor University, University of Houston, Texas Christian University, Trinity University, and Southwestern University all announced Wednesday that they are extending spring break. Texas A&M which started spring break on March 9th is delaying restarting classes until March 18th.