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Coronavirus update

March 30: Semester resumes, resources online

Read about March 31 research town hall, how to share positive messages on learning from home

Editor's note: Changes and updates at the University of Delaware in relation to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are always posted first on UD’s special site at www.udel.edu/coronavirus. The site, available 24/7, also contains helpful FAQs for students, faculty and staff and other resources. In addition, questions may be emailed to coronavirus@udel.edu.

Spring semester has resumed: The spring semester resumed Monday, March 30, with classes now offered remotely. For suggestions and guidance on how to access and use technology to continue learning in a remote or online learning environment, visit Informational Technologies’ Students Learning Remotely page. 

Research update: To keep the UD research community connected and informed, the Research Office is hosting a virtual town hall each Tuesday, 1-2 p.m. Register for the March 31 town hall from the Research Guidance page. The town hall capacity now has been increased to accommodate 500 attendees.

Governor modifies state of emergency declaration: Delaware Gov. John Carned signed a modification to his state of emergency declaration on Sunday, March 29, strengthening guidelines for out-of-state visitors into Delaware.

#UDFromHome: The University is encouraging all faculty, staff and students to share their positive messages about learning from home, teaching from home and working from home on social media using a new hashtag, #UDFromHome. UD is sharing some of its favorite messages on their social media accounts and on the coronavirus website.

Library resources: While its physical spaces have suspended in-person services until further notice, the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press, still offers online support to the UD community at library.udel.edu. If you have items checked out, please retain them until normal operations resume; no fines will accrue. In addition, a Library Course Continuity page has been created to help students and faculty continue to do their work and easily find assistance from Library staff online.

Protect yourself and others: For your own safety, remember to follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- know how the coronavirus spreads so you can avoid being exposed, take steps to protect yourself, such as cleaning your hands often and avoiding close contact, and take steps to protect others, such as covering coughs and sneezes and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily.

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