ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure University has suspended all in-class instruction until March 27, Dr. Dennis DePerro, university president, announced in an email Friday.

The campus, however, will not close because some students, and some parents, have indicated the students feel safer staying on campus.

"Faculty and staff are expected to report to work as usual to maintain services for our students who choose to remain," DePerro said.

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All online classes will start no later than Wednesday. Some may begin Monday.

“Our hope is to have all students back on campus to resume in-class instruction on Monday, March 30,” DePerro said. “However, I will meet regularly with senior management to evaluate the situation to determine if an extension is necessary.”

DePerro said the university has not had a confirmed case of the virus on campus, and not a single person has tested positive in Cattaraugus County.

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