Naval Academy Returns to Remote Learning as COVID-19 Spreads

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The United States Naval Academy says it's returning classes to remote learning because there's been an uptick in coronavirus cases.

The change took effect Sunday and will be in place for at least 10 days, The Capital Gazette reports.

New restrictions also include students eating all of their meals in dorm rooms. Midshipmen will be permitted up to two hours a day of outdoor physical activity daily. And they can only have one roommate.

All sports practices and events are suspended with the exception of varsity women’s and men’s basketball.

“While our midshipman population is young and healthy, and likely able to rebound from COVID-19, there are still too many unknowns with COVID-19 to take this situation lightly. The health and safety of our entire Naval Academy family is, and will remain, my highest priority while we continue to execute our mission of developing our future naval leaders,” Superintendent Vice Adm. Sean Buck said.

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