The following is a statement from The University of Texas at Austin:
With the city’s declaration of a local state of disaster, The University of Texas has decided to cancel Saturday’s Explore UT event out of an abundance of caution.
This event is unique in that it brings thousands of out-of-town residents — including many young children — to campus, where they participate in high-touch, interactive, hands-on programs for hours at a time both indoors and outdoors.
Sporting events and performing arts events will continue as scheduled this weekend. In close consultation with local health officials, UT plans to maintain classes and operations, as we continually monitor the rapidly-changing situation surrounding COVID-19.