Stanford University announced strict new rules for undergraduates after a student tested positive for COVID-19:
“The university already went to online classes last week,” notes the Los Angeles Times. Now, noting county-wide restrictions on gatherings of more than 100 people, the university has also changed its dining hall procedures, and students “will be given pre-filled to-go containers and bottled or canned drinks. Students will then need to leave the dining hall and eat outdoors, in their dorm room or elsewhere.”
In addition, all other students have been asked to leave campus, reports SFGate, though “International students who cannot go home, students who have known health or safety risks, and students who are homeless can still remain on campus if a request is submitted.”
And the provost is also asking instructors to make winter quarter final exams optional for undergraduate students.
In other news, Slashdot reader RobinH notes that the FIRST Robotics Competition has suspended its entire season and canceled its championships.
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