On March 11, the University of Notre Dame announced that it would be suspending in-person classes, effective immediately, and replacing them with virtual instruction and other alternative learning options, beginning March 23 and continuing through at least April 13. Additionally, the University has issued guidance requesting that in-person events be suspended until which time the University reinstates normal operating procedures. These actions align with similar approaches undertaken by other universities throughout the country. Meanwhile, there are no reported cases of coronavirus on the Notre Dame campus at this time.

In response to these precautions, SBA President Devan Patel has offered the following statement to the Notre Dame Law School community:

As I am sure you are all aware, the University and the Law School have taken steps to address the rapid spread of the coronavirus in order to keep our community safe. Many students have already reached out with questions and concerns regarding this situation, and Dean Marcus Cole recently sent an email addressing those concerns. The situation remains fluid, but please know that our administration, faculty, staff, and SBA are working to facilitate this transition and keep all our students safe and informed of relevant developments.

For more information about the coronavirus and the University's response, please visit coronavirus.nd.edu. National resources include the CDC and U.S. Department of State.