(Courtesy UWSP)

UWSP extends spring break, suspends in-person classes

Metro Wire Staff

UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson on Wednesday announced the college would extend spring break by one week on its campuses in Stevens Point, Wausau, and Marshfield.

“With increased uncertainties around the spread of the Coronavirus, UW-Stevens Point is extending spring break by one week,” Patterson wrote in an email to students on March 11.

Classes will resume on March 30, Patterson said, adding, “at which point we will suspend in-person classes and shift to alternative delivery methods,” on all three campuses.

The COVID-19 viral disease has swept into at least 114 countries and killed more than 4,000 people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, and was formally declared a pandemic on Wednesday.

Three cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in Wisconsin. At press, no confirmed cases have been announced in Portage Co., and Patterson said no suspected cases have been identified on campus.

For information and updates on UWSP spring break and classes, visit https://bit.ly/2QmZNIr.