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The University of Kentucky will not have a spring break in 2021. 

Citing the need to keep students on campus as much as possible during the coronavirus pandemic, UK announced the change Thursday, which is on par with decisions from multiple universities around the country. 

UK wants to make sure students don’t travel around and bring more coronavirus cases back to Lexington. It cancelled the fall break as well and required testing for all on-campus students this semester. 

Other universities to cancel spring break include the Ohio State University, Purdue University, California State University, The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

“We appreciate the patience of our community as we plan, once again, for reinvented operations this spring,” said an email sent to the campus community from President Eli Capilouto. “This is not how we envisioned this year, but