UP Cebu temporarily shifts to online classes due to rising COVID-19 cases

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 4) — The University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu has decided to revert to online classes for a week beginning Thursday due to the rising number of “probable” COVID-19 cases on campus.

In a memorandum dated May 3, UP Cebu Chancellor Leo Malagar said the shift to online learning applies to all courses, except those that need access to studios or laboratories, as well as the high school program.

"These select classes will continue to be conducted on campus while adhering to the stringent safety protocols," Malagar said.

“Our intention is to resume on-site classes for all courses on Thursday, 11th May 2023,” he added.

According to the official, classrooms will be thoroughly disinfected during the one-week period to ensure a safe learning environment upon the return of students and employees.

He also said campus access remains unrestricted and that all services will still be available.

Cebu-based correspondent Dale Israel contributed to this report.