Oh, no! The panic from the Coronavirus has finally reached Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Although 0 cases of Coronavirus has been reported in the Upper Peninsula, colleges are starting to move classes online and Yoopers are starting to freak out.
Today, everyone in Michigan woke up freaking out:
Just moments ago – Michigan Tech University in Houghton, Michigan announced they’ll be moving all their classes online!
“In an effort to protect the health and safety of our community from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), effective March 16, 2020, Michigan Technological University will suspend all face-to-face instruction and move classes to a virtual instruction environment. This arrangement will remain in place until Friday, April 17, 2020. The University will decide by April 10, 2020, whether to extend the time period.” – source.
Although Michigan Tech called classes off Northern Michigan University has yet to call off it’s classes, it’s mainly just a waiting period at this time. If one is going to cancel, you’ll more than likely end up seeing the other.
Michigan Tech isn’t the only school in the U.P – 1 high school has announced they’ll be closing due to illness.
Although they didn’t mention the Coronavirus – the school and district is very worried. They’ve even forfeited their playoff basketball game
The Watersmeet Township School will be closed on Thursday, March 12th and Friday, March 13th to allow for sanitation of the building due to illness. All extra-curricular activities will be cancelled for the rest of the week. (i.e.-Boys basketball District Games)
As more events get canceled, more schools get called off.. We will update you.
Let’s remember the facts though:
Don’t let this ‘virus’ control your life. Wash your hands. Be safe. Live your normal life.