Texas State University has announced it will extend its spring break and move towards remote courses as a response to coronavirus concerns.

The break will be extended for a week in efforts to prevent the spread of the virus. It will now run from March 16-27, according to a statement from TSU Presidnet Denise M. Trauth.

In addition, the university will begin conducting courses remotely from March 30-April 12. Faculty members will provide students with more information on how their courses will be taught remotely by March 25.

Texas State campuses and offices will remain open during this time, and resident halls and dining services will continue to operate for students on campus.

According to the statement, face-to-face instruction will resume by April 13, unless it is advised differently by the instructors or deemed necessary for community safety.

Students who will be returning to campus after the break will be asked to follow the social distancing and prevention practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

At this time, all indoor university-affiliated events with an attendance list of over 200 guests will be canceled from now until April 12. All university-funded travel will also be canceled until further notice.