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University of Iowa cancels spring break due to COVID-19

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) — Following the University of Northern Iowa's decision to cancel spring break, the University of Iowa has made similar adjustments to their academic calendar.

According to their campus update, the university will begin their spring semester on Jan. 25, a week later than originally planned. Due to this decision, spring break will be canceled as well.

They said this change was made in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ability to maintain the same number of instruction days.

The spring semester will end on Friday, May 14, with the summer semester beginning as scheduled on May 18.

In the same update, the university shared a new amount of self-reported cases since Friday, Sept. 11.

72 students self-reported positive for COVID-19 along with four employees. This brings the total to 1,831 cases since the semester began.

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