OU, OSU Move Classes Online Due to Virus

Mar 12, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's two largest universities are moving to online classes following next week's spring break as a precaution against the coronavirus.

The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University each announced the move Thursday. OU's online classes will be only for students at the main campus in Norman while OSU will offer online classes at both the main campus in Stillwater and its Tulsa campus.

Both universities said there are no cases of the virus on either campus, but public health experts recommend the move as a precaution.

The University of Tulsa moved all its classes online starting Wednesday and is encouraging students to stay away from campus until April 5. A student is related to a woman in her 20s who is Oklahoma's second case of COVID-19.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.