The University of Texas at San Antonio opts to start fall classes remotely (subscription)

Citing a surge in the Delta coronavirus variant, the University of Texas at San Antonio has announced that students will spend the first three weeks of the fall semester studying mostly in virtual classes.

The university of 30,000 students was set to begin its fall semester on Aug. 23 with in-person classes, but city public health officials have raised risk levels to severe in San Antonio, as cases there have crowded medical facilities.

“Since the very beginning of the pandemic, we committed to put the health and safety of our entire campus community first,” wrote the university’s president, Taylor Eighmy, in a statement on Wednesday announcing the shift.

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