Virginia colleges making changes to spring break to slow spread of COVID-19


Virginia colleges making changes to spring break to slow spread of COVID-19

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A growing number of colleges and universities are adjusting their spring break plans in response to COVID-19.

Several universities are still planning to give their students time off from classes but it won’t look like your typical spring break.

At VCU, the spring semester will start a week later and then students will have two “one-day” breaks throughout the semester.

Virginia Tech announced they’ve scrapped their traditional week-long break. Instead, they will be giving students five “one-day” breaks throughout the semester. Tech said they want to discourage traveling but still give students downtime.

Radford University said classes will start as scheduled but they will just end the spring semester a week early.

University of Richmond students will not have a spring break this year. According to the university website, the cancelled break is to allow for a later start to the semester and limit the spread of COVID-19.

George Mason University will start the spring semester a week late.

Each of these universities plans to have a mix of in-person and hybrid classes for the spring semester. School officials said they hope the adjusted spring plans will help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The University of Virginia has yet to announce their spring plans.

Stay with us for updates.

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