NU Closing Campuses, Most Employees To Work From Home


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The University of Nebraska closed all of its campuses Wednesday for at least 2 weeks as the coronavirus outbreak worsens. The closure applies to most employees, including all student workers, all of whom are being told to plan to work remotely “until further notice.”

New NU President Ted Carter announced the closures in an email Tuesday, citing public health models predicting a peak of COVID-19 cases sometime in late April.

Carter says discussions are being held to determine which employees are necessary to remain campus, including health care workers, public safety officers, and housing and dining employees. Employees are eligible to take up to 160 hours of emergency paid administrative leave.