The University of Southern California (USC) has announced that classes will temporarily move online from March 11 to 13, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“We will replace in-person classes with online lectures & seminars to test our readiness should we need to take stronger action for health & safety. The campus will remain fully open and functional at this time,” the university said in a tweet.
According to a statement sent out to the USC community, this is a campus-wide test in case longer term home classes are ever needed.
“We need to test our technical capabilities to ensure academic continuity in an online environment should there be a disruption,” said the university.
The school confirmed that there are no cases of the coronavirus on campus and that the university is fully functional. Campus events are scheduled to take place as planned and employees are expected to be at work, according to the statement.