Indiana University and Purdue University said Tuesday they will suspend classes and have remote teaching for two weeks after their spring breaks. Both universities will have spring break next week.

The suspension of IU classes also includes IUPUI in Indianapolis. 

Classes will continue as normal through Friday at the universities. The suspension of classes will end April 5.

IU President Michael McRobbie said in a letter that no known cases of COVID-19 have been identified on any IU campus.

The IU letter says, “Alongside our extensive prevention efforts that are already being carried out, it is now necessary to take further urgent, proactive steps to help keep the IU community safe. These measures will undoubtedly cause inconvenience and disruption, yet the risks of not acting now far outweigh the foreseeable inconvenience and challenges of these actions. The steps that we are taking are necessary to help ensure the continuing good health of our community. On behalf of Indiana University, I am grateful to all of you in advance for your patience, support and dedication as we work together to energetically address the problems associated with COVID-19.”

Purdue president Mitch Daniels also issued a letter.

Daniels’ letter says, “All faculty and staff should move their courses to online or alternative delivery before March 23 and should be prepared to continue as long as in-person instruction seems inadvisable (potentially through the end of the semester). To be clear, the campus will remain open after spring break. However, starting March 23, students must take their courses online.”

Both campuses will remain open.

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