Arlington, Texas - UT-Arlington (UTA) announced that the 2022 spring semester will be starting with online learning only due to increasing COVID-19 omicron variant concerns.
In an email to students and employees, the university said the decision is “in the interest of keeping our community safe and maintaining continuity of learning.”
The semester will begin as scheduled on Jan. 18. and no classes are expected to be canceled. Classes will remain online through Friday, Feb. 4.
According to school officials, a few select courses that must be taught in-person will remain as on-campus classes, and some will be offered both online and on campus.
All students and employees coming to campus in any capacity for the spring semester must provide proof of a viral COVID-19 test by Feb 4.
Tarrant County recently listed the community spread of the virus as high, with more than 6,000 cases reported on Thursday, Jan. 6. Tarrant County had 994 of its 4,335 hospital beds occupied by confirmed COVID-19 patients, according to numbers released Thursday, Jan. 6.