Several universities and colleges have canceled classes today (Monday) and for several days after to protect against the spread of COVID-19 as fueled by the contagious Omicron coronavirus variant.
The University of the Philippines on Sunday also announced in a Facebook post the closure of the Academic Oval and other public spaces in its Diliman campus in Quezon City starting January 10.
Polytechnic University of the Philippines said classes in all levels would be suspended from Jan. 10 to 16, while several schools led by De La Salle University will shutter campuses from Jan. 10 to 15.
University of the East postponed its planned face-to-face classes and would announce later if it still would have an academic break.
Far Eastern University opted to hold its classes exclusively online from Jan. 17 to Feb. 12.
San Beda College’s Alabang campus called for a “health break” for select departments but clarified that its School of Law would continue having classes following a set schedule.
In a letter posted by its Student Council, the Philippine Science High School-Main Campus in Quezon City likewise suspended synchronous classes from Jan. 10 to 14.
Other schools to suspend classes based on inclusive dates are:
• Jan. 10 – Saint Pedro Poveda College
• Jan. 10 to 11 – Xavier School San Juan and Nuvali
• Jan. 10 to 12 – De La Salle Zobel, Philippine Women’s University
• Jan. 10 to 14 – Marist School
• Jan. 10 to 15 – De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde (Benilde Manila, Benilde Antipolo, Benilde Deaf School, and Benilde Senior High School); Miriam College (grade school, high school, SDTEC at MC Nuvali); Chiang Kai Shek College (all levels); San Beda College – Alabang (IBED K-10 and SHS 11-12, College of Arts and Sciences, and Graduate School).