UPDATE: Bradley University has joined the long list of Illinois colleges and universities moving to on-line instruction. As with ISU, Bradley is extending spring break by a week and resuming instruction through distance learning March 30 through April 12.
The university recommends students return to their home address after March 14. There will be limited food service for students who have difficulty going home. Health services will remain open. Bradley operations and faculty and staff will continue to work as under regular conditions.
A hotline to address any campus inquiries will be available starting March 16: (309)677-1111.
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The university is continuing face-to-face teaching for now, but is asking students to take their books and personal belongings home when spring break begins at the end of the week.
Spokesperson Renee Charles said Bradley University is evaluating the situation daily and preparing to transition to online teaching if necessary.
The university set up a coronavirus webpage last week.
Illinois State University and Northern Illinois University opted to extend spring break through March 23. Both universities will then offer online-only courses instead of having students return to the classroom.
The University of Illinois System's three campuses in Urbana-Champaign, Springfield, and Chicago are immediately shifting to online-only courses. It wasn't immediately clear if the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria campus is impacted.