U of R suspends classes due to COVID-19; Sask Science Centre closing

All classes and labs at the University of Regina have been suspended until Thursday March 19.

The University, in a release issued Saturday morning, says this will reduce the possibility of COVID-19 being spread on our campuses;· ease the degree of stress students are currently experiencing;· allow faculties and teaching staff to make the necessary arrangements to deliver coursework at a distance for their students going forward; and· allow the University to communicate clearly and consistently with students regarding the continuation of academic programming.

Beginning on Friday, March 20, classes will resume through teaching at a distance only. Teaching at a distance will continue through the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester.

Once determined, the process for completing final exams at a distance will be communicated to students well in advance of the exam period.

During this time, the University will remain open.

The University of Saskatchewan is doing the same thing as classes are suspended Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Meanwhile. the Saskatchewan Science Centre is temporarily closing due to COVID-19.

“We are a science centre and believe in evidence-based decision making. It is clear that the COVID-19 virus is highly contagious, and we believe that a temporary closure will help the community with the social distancing that is necessary to slow the spread of the virus at this stage,” says Sandy Baumgartner, CEO of the Saskatchewan Science Centre. “We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience that this will cause but believe that these actions will help to flatten the curve on the spread of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.”

As of Friday night, all programs, events, IMAX theatre films, retail services, and Go! Science and Go! Code outreach teams were cancelled.


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