Miami Dade, Broward Colleges to Cancel All Classes, Transition to Remote Learning

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Miami Dade College and Broward College both announced they will cancel all classes and transition to remote learning amid concerns of the coronavirus.

MDC's transition will be effective Friday and last through Sunday, March 29, college officials said in a statement. Broward College will cancel classes starting Saturday and the closure will last through March 22.

MDC announced earlier that it is closing its Medical Campus after a visitor who attended a recent, non-campus related event there tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The announcement came Thursday afternoon and officials say the closure is immediate. All events college-wide have also been canceled until further notice.

Further details about the visitor and the event that they attended were not available.

For Broward College, course instruction will be suspended for students beginning Saturday through March 22. Exceptions are for any field experience courses and law enforcement academies.

Meanwhile, the State University System of Florida, which represents 12 of the state's largest universities, announced Wednesday that schools should immediately switch to online classes and that any students returning from spring break should be kept away from the campuses for at least two weeks.

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