Three CSU schools to begin semester online amid winter coronavirus surge – Daily News

Three California State University campuses have announced they will start the semester online because of this winter’s omicron-fueled COVID-19 surge.

Cal State Los Angeles, Sacramento State and CSU Channel Islands will all pivot to virtual to begin the spring semester, CSU spokeswoman Toni Molle said in an email Wednesday morning.

CSULA will be remote for three weeks; Sac State for two weeks and CSU Channel Islands for two weeks.

Meanwhile, at Cal State Northridge, “Internal discussions are taking place this week,” according to Carmen Chandler, a spokeswoman with the university, but no firm decisions have yet been made about switching to virtual classes.

And at Cal State Dominiguez Hills, the issue is similar. CSUDH administrators have not yet announced a decision, but internal discussions over the matter are taking place, Lilly McKibbin, a media relations specialist for the school told this newsgroup.

Officials from other Cal State campuses had not yet returned calls for updates.

“By allowing the peak of the surge to pass before beginning in-person instruction, we  hope to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our university community and the other hardships it causes,” CSULA President William Covino said in a Tuesday statement. “We look forward to returning to in-person instruction and activities. We will keep you informed and provide you with updates in the days and weeks ahead.”

Some UC schools have also announced they would begin the new year with online instruction, including UCLA and UC Irvine.

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