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UArizona campus empty as classes are held online

Posted at 8:19 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 23:06:10-04

TUCSON, Arizona — With the rain coming down, and no one outside McKale Center, it looks more like July instead of March. And, this weekend, the University of Arizona women's basketball team would have been hosting the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

Outside the student union, I found one student, history major Kaitlyn Rueles.

"Normally, it's full of students," said Rueles. "It's so weird seeing no one here. Usually, it's full."

Students are taking classes online. And, she says they're taking coronavirus seriously.

"They are washing their hands and I see students always using hand sanitizer so I do feel like they are taking it seriously."

There is a new Purell hand sanitizer outside the student union a message above that says to "Wash Your Hands and Don't Touch Your Face."

Back over at McKale Center, the sign says the in-person ticket window is closed with "no set end date."

As students take classes on-line, they've already gotten one big life lesson. Black swan events can and do happen.