BAY AREA, CA — As COVID-19 continues to remain widespread in California, all 23 California State University campuses will default most of their classes to online instruction for the spring term, beginning January 2021. The university system will also enter another semester with a reduced population of students living on campus, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White announced Thursday.
The CSU was the first university system in the country to announce that its classes would be held online to mitigate the spread in May.
"This decision is the only responsible one available to us at this time," White said in a news release. "And it is the only one that supports our twin North Stars of safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of our faculty, staff, students and communities, as well as enabling degree progression for the largest number of students."
As of 3:30 p.m. Saturday, officials have confirmed the following number of cases around the greater Bay Area region:
Alameda County: (County site not updated Saturday (19,819 cases, 320 deaths on Friday) (Totals include Berkeley Health Department data)
Contra Costa County: 15,203 cases, 191 deaths (15,058 cases, 189 deaths on Friday)
Marin County: 6,429 cases, 99 deaths (6,407 cases, 99 deaths on Friday) (Totals include San Quentin State Prison)
Monterey County: 8,761 cases, 64 deaths (8,738 cases, 62 deaths on Thursday)
Napa County: 1,543 cases, 13 deaths (1,540 cases, 13 deaths on Friday)
San Francisco County: 10,263 cases, 90 deaths (10,188 cases, 89 deaths on Friday)
San Mateo County: 9,077 cases, 139 deaths (8,966 cases, 139 deaths on Friday)
Santa Clara County: (County site not updated Saturday) (19,143 cases, 276 deaths on Friday)
Santa Cruz County: 2,043 cases, 7 deaths (2,021 cases, 7 deaths on Friday)
Solano County: (County site not updated Saturday) (5,820 cases, 48 deaths on Friday)
Sonoma County: 6,623 cases, 108 deaths (6,561 cases, 105 deaths on Friday)
Statewide: 750,298 cases, 14,251 deaths (746,191 cases, 14,089 deaths on Friday)
Bay City News and Patch staffer Kat Schuster contributed to this report.