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Princeton closes classes

Good morning, PR pros:

As COVID-19 and organizations’ crisis responses dominate headlines and add tasks to communicators’ to-do lists, you might relate to The Washington Post’s recent TikTok video, shared by the publication’s “Department of Satire” writer and producer, Dave Jorgenson:

Don’t touch your face pic.twitter.com/QMIMNdLjFK

— Dave Jorgenson 🥛 (@davejorgenson) March 10, 2020

Here are today’s top stories:

Schools and universities across the United States are closing campuses and directing students and staff to stay at home as the COVID-19 outbreak spreads.

CNN reported:

The cancellations have been focused in states and areas hardest hit by the virus, including the Seattle area, California and New York. The Ohio State University, which has an enrollment of more than 60,000 students, and Harvard University, the Ivy League institution, are the latest to announce they are closing classrooms.

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