NNU Responds Amid COVID-19 Concerns

March 13, 2020

Northwest Nazarene University announced Friday that Spring Break will begin tomorrow, March 14, 2020 and run through March 30, 2020 when classes will begin being delivered remotely. Face-to-face learning is scheduled to resume Tuesday, April 14, 2020 following Easter break. Additionally, all university-sponsored travel has been canceled until further notice, unless approved by a vice-president. These decisions were made in response to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic and with a desire to act in the best interests of all members of the NNU Community.

"Though we recognize that this decision will cause disruption, we believe that it is in the best interest of our students’ health,” said Joel Pearsall, NNU President. “During this challenging time, I am confident that our students will be transformative agents as they engage these real-world problems."

All fully-online classes will not be impacted by this decision and will continue as scheduled. The university will remain open at this time with all faculty and staff carrying on the business of the university. We anticipate that our residential students will desire to go home for this extended five-week period.

This comes just a day after announcing the NCAA Division II National Tournaments had been canceled and all GNAC sponsored athletics were suspended until further notice.

Maintaining the health of NNU’s campus community continues to be the university’s utmost priority.

NNU has established a task force that is meeting daily to monitor the ongoing developments of COVID-19 regionally, nationally and globally. Additional details are still being determined and will be communicated at as decisions are made.

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