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FSU Cancels Spring Break Over Coronavirus Concerns

Aerial image FSU Campus Tallahassee
Aerial image FSU Campus Tallahassee

The change is an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Florida State University has canceled Spring Break for its students. In a letter, FSU says the change is an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

University students won’t have time to hit the beach this spring after FSU changed its Spring 2021 calendar. FSU is going remote for the first three days of the semester.

The school's letter mentions that cutting out spring break will reduce the potential for people to return to Tallahassee with the virus after traveling. As a result of the changes, the semester will end on April 23.

“The university continues its efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and we believe these adjustments will reduce the potential for members of the campus community to return to Tallahassee with the virus after traveling during spring break,” Sally McRorie, the university’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, said in a message Wednesday to students, faculty and staff.

Florida A&M University is considering making the same decision.

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