NYU Florence Closed Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak in Italy

NYU Florence is closing the campus amid the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, where more than 220 people have been infected and 7 have been killed. Following NYU Shanghai, NYU Florence became the second NYU campus that stopped on-site teaching due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The sudden closure of the campus is forcing students to depart immediately, no matter if they are living on-campus or off-campus. Starting from March 2nd, all classes at NYU Florence will resume via the Zoom online platform, which is being successfully used at NYU Shanghai. NYU Florence’s closure has left many wondering whether the outbreak of COVID-19 will impact more NYU campuses. If so, how should the students and staff react to sudden changes if another NYU campus is closed?