An COVID-19 outbreak at Drake University led to last week’s classes and finals being moved online.
President Marty Martin said there were 255 students at the university as of May 4, compared to 107 per day. Of these students, 75 live on campus.
Classes this week are the last in the semester. (The law school and the unit that offers the undergraduate degree will be exempt from the online requirement.)
The university has canceled all extracurricular activities and encourages students who are not infected to leave the dormitories.
There are more than 500 tests on COVID-19 that have not yet been analyzed, and the university expects more positive cases to emerge.
Martin said Drake is still hoping for a personal start.