Appalachian State And UNC-Charlotte Delay In-Person Classes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte have delayed the start of in-person classes as the number of coronavirus cases rise across the state.

A news outlet reported Monday that in-person classes at Appalachian State won’t begin until Feb. 1. That is two weeks later than originally planned.

UNC-Charlotte said on Monday that it is pushing back face-to-face classes by a month.

Both institutions are part of the UNC System institutions. They will start their spring semester classes with remote instruction later this month.

UNC-Chapel Hill was the first public university in North Carolina to push back the start of in-person undergraduate classes. It announced last week that undergraduate classes will be held online for the first three weeks of the semester.

North Carolina recorded a record 11,581 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The state also reported nearly 6,000 new cases on Monday.