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Virginia colleges react to coronavirus pandemic

Virginia colleges and universities are extending spring break
and adapting online classes amid the new coronavirus outbreak—along with more
than 100 universities nationwide and still counting—after the illness was
declared a world pandemic on Wednesday.

There are nine presumptive positive COVID-19 cases in Virginia,
according to the Virginia Department of Health. Most of them are in Northern
Virginia, with one confirmed case in Central Virginia.

Professors are quickly pivoting to get material online, and
some schools, like Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, are offering
resources to help teachers adjust. Many students have expressed concern over
lack of digital equipment and internet access.

Most universities are cancelling events with more than 100
attendees and have online resources for students to access updated information.
Many colleges have canceled in-person classes, but faculty and staff will
continue to work on campus. Below is a sample of universities tha...

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