FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Purdue Fort Wayne announced its extending its spring break one week amid concerns about the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
In an email to students today, Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer says the spring break will align with Purdue's break, which ends on March 22.
Indiana University Fort Wayne students will still attend their IU classes but their Purdue Fort Wayne classes will be delayed until March 22, Elenbaumer wrote. Faculty and staff should still report to work on March 16.
He says they're also working to adopt Purdue University's directives, especially the mandate to move exclusively to online or virtual instruction for the foreseeable future.
"While we have been fortunate thus far to have had no cases of COVID-19 on our campus, there are confirmed cases in Indiana and in neighboring states. We must do everything possible to mitigate this virus and keep our campus safe," Elenbaumer wrote.