UC Riverside suspends in-person attendance based on coronavirus concerns

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RIVERSIDE -- UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox announced today that all in-person classes on campus will be suspended until at least April 3 based on mounting concerns over potential coronavirus exposure, leaving teachers and students to interact via the internet or other remote means. "As local, national and global public health recommendations shift to include mitigation of transmission, we are proactively taking steps that will help protect the community," Wilcox said. "(Our) measures will allow us greater flexibility as we work to prevent ... spread of COVID-19." Wilcox acknowledged that no student, faculty member or employee at UCR has been diagnosed with the China-born virus, but prevailing worries within the UC community prompted precautionary action. According to the chancellor
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