York University moving courses to online – York University has come up with a solution to assure the safety and wellbeing of its students without disrupting or interrupting their course term, although they will be cancelling all non-essential university events unrelated to their academic programs.
Beginning Monday, March 16 all York U classes will move to online formats in response to COVID-19
“As of midnight tonight, we will be cancelling or postponing all non-essential events that are not required as part of an academic program. We will also be closing the Tait Mackenzie Centre and the Glendon Athletic Club until April 30, 2020. Our Keele and Glendon campuses will remain open, and research activities will continue,” Rhonda Lenton, the university’s President & Vice-Chancellor announced in a statement to all students and faculty.
Lenton goes on to say that “In the days ahead, we will also be introducing new policies on working from home and doctors’ notes to minimize risk and maximize flexibility for our community. More details on these changes will be forthcoming. As always, we encourage everyone to take preventative measures such as enhanced handwashing and social distancing. If you feel unwell, please stay home.”
“York will be there to support every member of the community as we face this pandemic together,” said Lenton.