March 8

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On March 8th...


2020 - President Lee Bollinger sends out an announcement via email, suspending in-person class for the next week due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to a Columbia student coming into contact with a COVID-19-positive individual, Columbia will take two days to develop a plan for the semester. Classes are canceled on Monday the 9th and Tuesday the 10th. As of March 8th, 2020, NYC has 21 cases. Students are left panicked and lost, unsure of what the next week will bring.

"I am writing this evening to notify everyone that, because a member of our community has been quarantined as a result of exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to suspend classes on Monday and Tuesday. This suspension of activities will allow us to prepare to shift to remote classes for the remainder of the week. I want to emphasize that the individual who has been quarantined has not been diagnosed at this point with the virus."

Bollinger releases another update, shifting the entire semester to online learning on March 12.

Preceded by
March 7
Days of the Year 
March 8
Succeeded by
March 9