University of Delaware to start winter session online

January 2, 2022 GMT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Students at the University of Delaware will have to start the winter session virtually because for the spread of the coronavirus.

The Delaware State News reports that the session starts on Monday.

The university said in an email to students on Thursday that the majority of classes will be online for one week. However, the residence halls will still reopen on Sunday as scheduled.

University officials said they’ll reevaluate the situation after the first week of classes concludes. They said their intent is to revert to in-person learning as soon as it is safe to do so.

Mandatory COVID-19 testing also will be required for all students, faculty and staff who will be on the campus during winter session. That’s regardless of their vaccination status.

The university announced its new measures following Gov. John Carney’s state of emergency announcement. The university also encouraged all students, faculty and staff to get their booster shots as soon as possible.