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San Diego State University on Wednesday joined the wave of schools nationally that are temporarily returning to online instruction due to a historic surge in COVID-19 infections.

The campus says that nearly all of its 35,000 students will be taught online for a two-week period when the spring semester begins on Jan. 19.

“The County of San Diego and Human Services Agency anticipates a post-holiday spike with the Omicron variant in mid-January,” SDSU said in a statement.

“The temporary start in the virtual space will allow the January case spike to subside, and also provide a window for those who recently received their COVID-19 booster an additional two-week period for it to take full effect.”

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Cal State San Marcos has yet to announce if it is about to temporarily move classes back online. Other CSU campuses — including Los Angeles and Sacramento — have already made the shift. So have most of the nine undergraduate campuses in the University of California system, including UC San Diego.

SDSU reminded its students, staff and faculty on Wednesday that they will be required to get a COVID-19 booster shot by Jan. 18, if they are eligible.

The announcement comes one day after SDSU said that it will require a COVID-19 booster for people who want to attend the school’s basketball games at Viejas Arena, effective on Jan. 18.

UC San Diego is not allowing spectators to attend campus sporting events until Jan. 18.

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Source: This post first appeared on sandiegouniontribune.com

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