K-State considering starting spring semester completely remote

Updated: Jan. 5, 2021 at 10:59 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas State University announced Tuesday that it is considering starting the spring semester completely remote.

Classes are projected to start on January 25, but President Richard Myers says he is hesitant to resume in-person classes amid increasing COVID-19 cases throughout Manhattan and the rest of the state.

While vaccine rollout is underway, Myers says it’s moving much slower than anticipated.

For the time being, Myers says the University will remain in phase three of its reopening plan as administrators address contingency plans for the spring semester.

“We’ve gone through and in the last…last nine months really updated a lot of these spaces, in terms of air flow and being able to move people in and open up some new facilities, that’s offices, labs classrooms, so we have more capacity.” Kansas State University, Vice President Communications and Marketing, Jeff Morris says.

Morris says K-State has learned from Spring 2020 semester and may make adjustments allowing researching and laboratories to remain open, even if students start the semester studying remotely.

To read the full statement released by President Richard Myers, visit K-State.edu/today.

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