All classes at Seton Hall University, starting today, Nov. 12, have pivoted to online only for the remainder of the semester, University President Joseph E. Nyre said Wednesday evening.
This includes all campuses in South Orange, Newark and Nutley/Clifton. The university’s original plan was for students to switch from a hybrid learning plan to a virtual learning plan after Thanksgiving, but the upticks in number of new positive COVID-19 cases in the state and on campus have influenced the school’s decision.
“It is clear that the pandemic’s anticipated “second wave” has arrived throughout the nation, state and region. New Jersey’s coronavirus infections continue to rise quickly, and counties in North Jersey are seeing marked increases in positive cases. Current statewide positive tests are approaching levels not seen since April’s outbreak peak. The United States now has seen more than 10 million cases and is adding more than 100,000 a day. Our University has experienced an increase in positive cases as well,” Nyre said.
The university is strongly encouraging those students remaining on campus to get tested by Health Services prior to returning home.
New Jersey on Wednesday saw more than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row and the third time in a week, as the nation and much of the globe experiences a second wave of the pandemic.