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Coronavirus: Dalhousie University, MSVU to suspend in-person classes on March 16

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Dalhousie University in Halifax announced Friday that in-person classes for Dalhousie and King’s students will be suspended March 16 to 20 as a preventive measure against COVID-19.

“The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is highest priority, and it is vital we do our part to reduce the transmission of COVID-19,” the university said in a statement.

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According to the university, the suspension of classes will help increase social distancing and allow instructors time to shift to alternative means of teaching, such as online.

Mount Saint Vincent University has also announced Friday that in-person classes and labs will also be suspended until the end of term, effective March 16.

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“Classes already being delivered online will continue,” MSVU said in a statement.

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Faculty are also being asked to move to different modes of course delivery.

In the meantime, MSVU remains open and services will continue.

To date, there are currently no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Nova Scotia.