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Cal State Channel Islands starting new year with mostly virtual classes

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Michael Urbanek
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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.