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All Univ. of Florida classes may go online due to coronavirus concerns

Posted at 6:33 PM, Mar 09, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As the country remains on edge in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, University of Florida is considering a switch to teaching its classes online.

According to UF's website, Provost Joe Glover sent a memo to school officials recommending that "instructors move their courses from face-to-face delivery to an electronic delivery mode effective immediately, wherever possible."

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While classes aren't required to go online as of Monday evening, the school expects a "strong probability" it will eventally make it a requirement before the end of the spring semester.

Instructors are encouraged to transition now, the school said on its website.