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Boise State plans campus-wide emergency preparation

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 18:09:22-04

BOISE — Boise State University officials are planning a campus-wide emergency preparation event on Friday, March 13.

While the event will help build plans for any emergency like natural disasters and extreme weather, the event comes at the advisement of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the Central District Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control, with the potential of a confirmed COVID-19 case arriving to Idaho or Boise State's campus.

A release from Boise State reads "it is both prudent and vital for the university to prepare for this and other unexpected events that could force us to change our day-to-day operations for extended periods of time. For one day, on Friday, March 13, all university courses will be delivered online."

Officials say the university is working with technology and digital course delivery experts to help identify steps, training and preparation that needs to be in place if the university moves to all-online classes for an extended period, as Harvard, American University and NYU have all done.

Boise State has created a special site to house information related to COVID-19 for all parents and students who are curious or need up-to-date information. You can click here to access that page.