Cal State LA classes to move online for first three weeks of spring 2022 semester – University Times

Amy becker

Cal State LA students are excited to see classes move online during the first three weeks of the spring 2022 semester.

Mia Alva, editor-in-chief

According to President William A. Covino in an email from campus, Spring 2022 classes will be taught temporarily at a distance for the first three weeks of the semester.

Public health experts told Covino that the peak of the largest increase in COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic would be around January 24, when the spring semester begins.

Applied mathematics major Zeinab Ferdous said the entire semester should be online depending on the severity of COVID.

“If I remember hearing different people going to Cal State LA, professors don’t check masks, don’t check six feet. I care about the safety of my peers, but if they don’t do that then it’s safe to go online, ”Ferdous said.

Ferdous said there should be more options online with or without COVID in the picture, and the entire spring semester should be online.

“I think we should be online. What are three weeks going to do? I don’t know if there would be a change in the number, ”Ferdous said.

For England Major Kassandra Soto, it was a relief to see Covino’s email.

“Honestly, I wasn’t too surprised when I read the email, seeing the recent surge of COVID, I felt a kind of relief because I was just communicating with my friends who are also attending a CSU. because we were getting very nervous about going back to school so early, ”Soto said.

The change of semester is also good for students like Tomik Aivazian, Major in Aviation Administration, who don’t live close to campus.

“I save time and energy with online classes rather than a visit to campus. I live in Glendale and it usually takes me 25 minutes to get there. Unfortunately with these gas prices I won’t be able to drive much there and public transport is just a chore, ”said Aivazian.

Originally unaware of the announcement, Aivazian thought it was a good move and that the university should make the semester fully online.

Natural sciences major Hannah Hanson said she was sad to hear the news from Covino.

“In the fall of 2021, I chose to keep the courses online because I was still nervous about coming back. Then I thought about it since Spring 2022 is my last semester, so being back in person would be great to reconnect with my peers on campus and enjoy my last semester in person, ”said Hanson.

The email stated that campus facilities would remain open. The email also mentioned the new CSU policy which requires students, faculty and staff to provide proof of a recall for the spring semester 2022 and encourages students to get their callback.

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