The University of West Alabama is transitioning to online courses as a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak.UWA made the announcement in a press release this morning.

As of April 6th, all courses will transition to online instruction.

"On-campus classes will continue to meet as normal through March 20. The University will close as scheduled for Spring Break March 23-27. On-campus classes will be suspended March 30-April 3 to allow additional time for UWA to transition as efficiently and completely as possible to online instruction. All on-campus classes will fully transition to online instruction April 6. Students currently enrolled in UWA Online courses will continue as originally scheduled," UWA said.

Students are being told NOT to return to campus after April 6th.

" International or other students who do not have alternative accommodations, students from areas without high-speed internet or other means of receiving remote instruction, and students with exceptional hardships, or academic, employment, or clinical requirements may return to their University housing. Arrangements will be made to ensure any students who need to remain on campus have access to essential services," UWA stated.

A move-out policy is forthcoming.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you additional updates as they are made available.

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