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By Elisha Meyer
Concordia University-Nebraska on Tuesday said the college will deliver all courses online for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester.
Interim President Russ Sommerfeld said that while the decision was difficult to make, safety continues to be the most important factor. He said the decision complies with recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The university originally planned to teach using an online platform for a two-week time period from March 23 to April 3. Re-evaluation of the pandemic originally was scheduled for the second week of that time period.
The university has asked students to move out of their dorms by Sunday, March 22 at 4 p.m.
Students who are unable to return home or move out may apply for continued on-campus housing at the following link: https://www.cune.edu/today/students/health-wellness/health-center/coronavirus-information/information-students/spring-2020-campus-housing-exemption-form
Students who are accepted to return and reside on campus will be living in the Jonathan dorm.
Attendance policy temporarily was changed for students either sick or placed in quarantine when the campus first postponed operations due to the pandemic. That policy is expected to remain in place.
For more information and answers to further questions, please visit Concordia’s website at https://www.cune.edu/today/students/health-wellness/health-center/coronavirus-information.