Following in the footsteps of Michigan State University, multiple Michigan colleges are moving to online-only courses due to coronavirus concerns.

As of Thursday afternoon MSU,The University of Michigan, Western Michigan University, Michigan Tech, Grand Valley State University, Central Michigan University, and Lake Superior State University have suspended face-to-face lectures.

Western Michigan University said in statement,

This measure is being taken to ensure continued campus safety and help slow the spread of the illness, which helps ease demand on health care systems now and in the coming days and weeks. There remain no known cases of COVID-19 on campus.

The University of Michigan shared in a statement:

Our goals are to deliver on our mission while protecting health and safety by minimizing the potential spread of the disease, both within our community and in the broader society. The changes we are announcing today follow the general public health principle of limiting the interaction of people within larger groups to diminish disease transmission and protect everyone in our communities, particularly the most vulnerable."

Many schools are canceling classes March 12 and 13. Additional information about each school's course of action can be found here:

Earlier on Thursday, the World Health Organization had declared the novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic.

two cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Michigan. The governor also declared a state of emergency.

Post will be updated as additional schools make announcements.