UNC opened for in-person instruction just one week ago; they have announced now that they are switching to entirely online instruction.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the largest schools in the country to bring students to campus for in-person teaching, said Monday it will pivot to all-remote instruction for undergraduates after testing showed a pattern of rapid spread of the novel coronavirus.
Officials announced the abrupt change just a week after classes began at the 30,000-student state flagship university.
They said 177 cases of the dangerous pathogen had been confirmed among students, out of hundreds tested. Another 349 students were in quarantine, on and off campus, because of possible exposure to the virus, they said.
What kind of magical, miraculous prophet could have foreseen such an outcome?
I mean, even with that example right in front of our face, no one could possibly predict that all the other universities that are the process of opening up might anticipate a similar result.
I really hope none of those students comes down with a serious case of COVID-19 with long-term consequences. Is UNC prepared to handle the moral and economic effects of that?
Hey, is the University of Minnesota ready?
An appropriate response from the UNC student paper.