All undergraduate and graduate classes or course instructions at Georgetown University, situated in Georgetown neighborhood in Washington, D.C, will be taken fully online for the upcoming Fall Semester.
The university President John J. DeGioia July 29 made this announcement in a letter which is a reversal move from earlier plans to welcome back students particularly undergraduate ones to campus.
For the latest decision, the President in his letter mentioned the rapid spike of Covid-19 cases and growing curbs on travel between states
In the letter President DeGioia wrote, ‘this was a very difficult decision — and one that I know will disappoint members of our community who have been eagerly anticipating a return to campus. We plan to introduce in-person course elements as soon as health conditions permit.’
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To note, universities in the USA have two intakes for admission purposes, namely Fall and Spring semesters. Fall semester starts in late August and ends in late December or early January whereas the Spring semester begins in January and ends in early May.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the USA has now at least 4,398,898 cases of novel coronavirus with minimum 150,062 deaths.
The first death in the US was reported on February 29. So it has taken about 115 days to get to the figure of death toll from the virus.