Michigan colleges have just days to go virtual under new order
Local school districts, public universities and private colleges will spend the next couple of days trying to figure out how to put all their classes online in a process mirroring last spring’s sudden shutdown.
For some, it won’t mean much change. Most universities and colleges across the state are either already online-only or scheduled to end in-person classes at Thanksgiving. For others, especially public and private high schools, it will mean long hours trying to sort logistics and make sure they can deliver online instruction for at least three weeks.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that the state Department of Health and Human Services has ordered Michigan’s high schools and colleges to halt all face-to-face classes for at least three weeks in response to spiking COVID-19 cases statewide.