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San Diego State University to pause majority of in-person classes

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill Monday requiring California State University undergraduates to take an ethnic studies course to graduate.
Posted at 8:32 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 23:32:56-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego State University said Tuesday it plans to pause a majority of in-person instruction for the fall term.

The university noted that the changes will begin the week of Thanksgiving.

“Faculty offering in-person courses are encouraged to shift to virtual, preferably by Friday, Nov. 20. All faculty should convert to virtual instruction no later than Wednesday, Nov. 25,” the university said.

The university also said that no in-person research by freshman, sophomores, or volunteers will be allowed for the remainder of the fall semester.

The changes come as San Diego County enters the state’s purple tier. Also this week, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that a majority of the state's counties would enter the purple tier, suffocating economic activity.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the county experienced more than 700 new coronavirus cases.