2 Princeton staff members under self-quarantine due to possible exposure to coronavirus

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Princeton University says two of its staff members are under self-quarantine due to possible exposure to the coronavirus at an off-campus gathering.

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The college says the staff members are being tested for the virus. In the meantime, the school says it’s restricting large gatherings and school-sponsored travel amid the outbreak.

Students are also encouraged to stay home after spring break, and the school says that classes and lectures will be taught online from March 23 through at least April 5.

Princeton University coronavirus information

Universities across the state are closing or extending their spring breaks over concerns about the virus.

Monmouth decided to cancel all its classes for the remainder of this week after the student reported their flu-like symptoms to its health services department Monday. However, the student tested negative for coronavirus.

The college has its spring break scheduled for next week, and says students should prepare for virtual classes starting March 23. Residential halls and dining services for students who live on campus will remain open.

Some students say the change to virtual classes may be hard to adjust to.

“The whole online class thing is crazy because, especially with my major, I do animation, and that's like impossible to do online, so that's going to be a lot big challenge for a lot of us,” says student Naeem Green

Monmouth University is still asking faculty and staff to continue to report to work. However, the school’s president says anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms should remain at home.

While there are no confirmed coronavirus cases at Rowan University, the school is lengthening its spring break by about a week through March 27. The schools says the extension will give faculty time to convert curriculum to be delivered to students virtually.

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