Texas Christian University is extending its spring break vacation and transitioning classes to online-only in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, officials say.
Spring break will be extended through March 20.
Classes will be held online starting March 23 through April 4, the university said.
The announcement comes the day after a Fort Worth man tested as presumptive positive for COVID-19. The man, identified by his church as Rev. Dr. Robert Pace, was in quarantine at a local hospital.
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More than two dozen cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed across the state. Of those, six are in North Texas.
How to Avoid COVID-19 Infection:
The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
*Information shared from the Office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott