Towson University

Towson University is throwing in the towel and is shutting down its campus for the remainder of the semester. Online classes will continue.

Towson President Kim Schatzel said in a letter Wednesday in announcing that residence halls will be closed that her greatest responsibility is to protect the health of everyone on campus.

“This has been a most difficult decision for me, but the safety of our campus community must be our priority and our utmost concern,” Schatzel wrote. “We have made this decision based on science and data with the support of our experts on campus, in the USM (University System of Maryland), and public health professionals.”

In the past several days, dozens of students tested positive for COVID-19. This past weekend, Towson decided to move all classes online and put the brakes on any more students moving on campus.

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