MDC Closes Medical Campus After Visitor Tests Positive For Coronavirus

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Dade College is transitioning to online classes just hours after it announced its Medical Campus was closing because a visitor tested positive for the coronavirus.

“Effective Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 29, all classes will be canceled. During this time period, all employees will continue to report to campus so we can ready for the transition. The College will remain operational and all employees will report to work as scheduled,” read MDC’s statement.

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The college also announced it has canceled all events college-wide until further notice.

Shortly after MDC’s announcement, Broward College released a statement confirming it is also preparing to transition to online courses.

“In response to the latest developments of the COVID-19 outbreak in Florida and in particular Broward County, Broward College will prepare to transition its spring classes to remote instruction. Staff and faculty will continue to report to their regular work location to ensure the continuation of services to students throughout the spring semester. The College is not closing,” read the school’s statement.

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On-campus instruction will be suspended for students effective March 14 through March 22. However, this does not apply for field experience courses, such as health science clinicals, or law enforcement academies.

Earlier in the day, the University of Miami announced it will extend its spring break and be transitioning to online learning starting on March 23.

On Wednesday, all state universities were directed by the Florida Board of Governors for the State University System to move all classes online.

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