University of Minnesota students on Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester campuses will be moving into dorms two weeks later than originally expected after a Monday vote from the Board of Regents. It’s all in an effort to keep students, staff and the public at large safe amid COVID-19. U of M epidemiologist Mike Osterholm says it’s a prudent move considering…

“These students have two very important aspects to that and that’s what’s going to happen here, number one, they will transmit to others and they will be effective at transmitting to others and we’re seeing that spill over.”

The delay does *not* apply to the U of Crookston or Morris because COVID case counts are lower in those communities. The board’s plan would still allow classes to start on time–but they would be available primarily online for at least the first two weeks of fall semester.