Going dark or online: North Bay colleges, universities take varying steps to stem coronavirus spread

NorthBay Business Journal
3/12/2020
by JEFF QUACKENBUSH AND CHERYL SARFATY

Colleges and universities around the North Bay join California schools at various levels in closing their campuses and moving classes online, following the governor’s recommendations against meetings large and small to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

Touro University of California, a graduate studies institution on with about 1,400 students mostly in medical fields, late Thursday afternoon announced it will move its education to remote learning from Sunday, March 15, through April 20, and campus events are cancelled or being moved online during that time. The campus on Vallejo’s Mare Island doesn’t have any cases, but the institution is taking the step to limit any possible spread of the COVID-19 virus through in-person education.

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