UW-Madison eliminates Spring Break to avoid COVID-19 cases

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MADISON, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – UW-Madison has eliminated Spring Break next semester in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The university’s faculty senate voted 140-7 to erase the nine-day break from the 2021 spring calendar.

Officials say the move is designed to discourage students and staff from traveling long distances and bringing the virus that causes COVID-19 back to campus.

The proposal has classes starting on Jan. 25, a week later than currently scheduled.

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