Michigan State University Urges Students to Stay Home in the Fall if They Can

Michigan State University is urging students to stay home during the fall semester, if they can, for their health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, reported The Detroit News.

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University president Samuel Stanley sent an email to students on Monday saying that not coming to campus may be the most prudent option.

“If you can live safely and study successfully at home, we encourage you to consider that option for the fall semester,” Stanley wrote. “The vast majority of first-year students this fall will have course schedules that are completely online. Living away from campus may be the best choice for you and your family, particularly if you have family members at higher health risk.”

The email also said that those planning to return to campus must commit to two weeks of “enhanced social distance at home” before they arrive on the Ann Arbor campus.