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CSUMB announces they will return to in-person instruction

MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. (KION-TV) California State University of Monterey Bay announced the spring semester will return to in-person instruction on Monday, Jan. 24.

"The cumulative effects of remote instruction create a real and significant adverse impact on student mental health and can hinder our students' progress toward completing their degrees," CSUMB President Eduardo M. Ochoa said in a statement. "To counter these realities, we must make the educational experience whole – safely and responsibly."

The university encourages students and and staff to:

  • Get vaccinated and booster
  • Wear a mask in all indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands, clean frequently used surfaces regularly, and continue all personal protective measures.
  • Avoid optional large indoor gatherings.

On the other hand, the University of California Santa Cruz announced they are extending remote instruction from the first two weeks of the winter quarter to the end of January. This decision follows the campus having an increase number of positive COVID-19 case. Click here to read more.

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