FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - COVID-19 is forcing many universities in Indiana and around the country to move courses from in-person to online.
According to a Purdue's website, "faculty and staff should move their courses to online or alternative delivery before March 23 and should be prepared to continue as long as in-person instruction seems inadvisable."
IU is suspending classroom teaching following spring break and having students return to campus on April 6.
Fort Wayne is home to regional campuses for both Purdue and IU.
Purdue Fort Wayne Senior Director of Media Relations Geoff Thomas tells FOX 55 that "University leadership is aware of West Lafayette's announcement and is assessing all options for the Purdue Fort Wayne community, which is on spring break this week."
IU Spokesperson Chuck Carney tells FOX 55 that IUFW will follow whatever Purdue Fort Wayne decides regarding a campus closure.
However, Carney says "faculty may whenever possible choose to shift to online instruction. Given the nature of the health care programs there, this may take some coordinating to work out if there is an online aspect of the instruction as well."
This is a very fluid situation and FOX 55 will continue to follow what the campuses decide and pass that information along when needed.