The U-of-M Board of Regents today voted (8-3) to delay having students move into dorms at least two weeks later than expected due to COVID-19. U President Joan Gabel says the goal is…

“to provide additional time to evaluate new and emerging guidance on testing as well as continued evaluation of the techniques that we are using here in Minnesota and that is being used across the country to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in general and on college and university campuses”

The plan would apply to students on the Twin Cities, Duluth, and Rochester campuses — but *not* Crookston or Morris because COVID case counts are lower in those communities. Under the approved plan, classes would start on time but would be totally on-line for at least the first two weeks of the fall semester.