Update - on March 12 UW-Oshkosh announced they will suspend all classes on March 16 and that  classes would resume after spring break on March 30 via alternat means.

Update - UW River Falls has suspended all classes from the 16h to the 20th. After students return from spring break all classes will be delivered by alternate means. Also - the WIAA basketball tournament will be limited to 88 tickets for each participating team. There will be no general admission tickets. March will be quite a lot less mad this year..

Several UW Campuses have announced that they are discontinuing face-to-face instruction after spring break. UW-Madison announced this morning that they will ask all on-campus students to move out at spring break, and that classroom instruction will end on March 23 at least until April 10, and that all University-sponsored events of over 50 people will be canceled. 

UW-Stout in Menomonie has also just announced that face-to-face classes will stop on March 23 until at least April 5. All university employee travel is now suspended. All university-sponsored events of over 50 people are canceled starting Sunday March 5.

For those of you planning on attending the Red Cedar Watershed Conference on Thursday, this event is still on as of this moment.

UW-Milwaukee has made similar plans. 

These campus class shutdowns are likely to reverberate through their local communities, including declines in business. This is a developing story and there will likely be updates.

UW Eau Claire is continuing to hold classes for the time being but is suspending attendance policies.

UW-Stevens Point is extending spring break by one week and suspending in-person classes.

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