PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Universities in Philadelphia are taking precautionary measures against the coronavirus. University officials are looking into all options to keep their students safe, including moving classes online.
Online classes have already started for students who are returning from Temple University’s Japan campus. Students from Temple’s Rome campus will begin online classes on Monday.READ MORE: Ericka Brair Killed In 'Crime Of Passion' Day Before She Was Due To Testify In Court
Those students are being urged to self-monitor for 14 days after returning to the United States.
Raymond Betzner, assistant vice president of university communication, says they are also preparing Temple professors to move classes online at the North Philadelphia and Ambler campuses in the event of a coronavirus outbreak.READ MORE: Ocean County Couple Among Those Missing In Building Collapse Near Miami
The University of Pennsylvania says all large-scale on-campus student events scheduled for April have been canceled. That includes all Quaker Day events — scheduled for April 6 and April 15 — and Multicultural Scholars Preview programming scheduled for April 14.
“Care and concern for others lie at the heart of any strong community, and it is with great care and concern for the health and wellness of our current and admitted students that Penn Admissions has made the decision to cancel all large-scale, on-campus admitted student programming scheduled for April,” Dean Of Admissions Eric Furda wrote on the school’s website.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Board Of Education To Officially Rename Andrew Jackson Elementary School
La Salle University Strategic Communications Senior Director Chris Vito tells CBS3 the university is taking all necessary measures to ensure they are prepared.