Howard University delays start of spring semester amid COVID-19 surge

Howard University in D.C. is delaying the start of its spring semester citing, among other things, a rising surge in coronavirus infections.

Classes will start Jan. 18 instead, with face-to-face courses scheduled to begin on that date. Formal classes had originally been scheduled to start Jan. 10.

The university’s most recent weekly positivity rate has increased to 19%, which is the highest number the school has seen throughout the pandemic, the university said in a news release.

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