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Cal State Channel Islands starting new year with mostly virtual classes

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Michael Urbanek
Cal State Channel Islands
Cal State Channel Islands officials have announced that the university's Spring semester will be virtual January 22 through February 6 because of COVID-19 surge concerns.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo already starts year with in-person classes.

A South Coast university has announced plans to begin its spring semester with virtual classes.

Because of COVID-19 surge concerns, Cal State Channel Islands will offer most of its classes virtual January 22 through February 6. And, CSUCI will require eligible students and employees to receive a booster by February 6.

Another Cal State school in the region, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, resumed in-person classes this week.

In a letter to the campus community, Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong said initial test results for about 4,000 students and staff members show a positivity rate of about 4%, will below the community at large. Cal Poly is requiring people to have their booster shots by January 20.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.