Ohio State cancels spring break 2021

By: | September 15, 2020

The Ohio State University announced it will cancel spring break next semester in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the university community.

In a letter to students, faculty and staff, Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce A. McPheron said the university would instead have two instructional breaks with no classes on February 9 and March 31. “This approach will keep our community together throughout the semester and reduce travel-related exposures,” McPheron explained.

Earlier this year, while the country was still experiencing the initial wave of coronavirus, some students and their families opted to stay home to stay safe. But others ignored warnings and flocked to beaches. One college spring break trip to a Mexican beach resort in mid-March ultimately led to 64 cases of Covid-19, according to University of Texas at Austin researchers.

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