According to the Lansing State Journal, Michigan State University banned in-person dining due to the coronavirus pandemic but will continue offering meals to go.

As of Monday, there were still about 2,350 students living in dorm rooms or apartments on the East Lansing campus.

Dining halls served 5,000 meals over the weekend. That number should fall as students leave campus.

Students still can access meals by coming to the dining halls, collect their food and leave. They just can't stay and eat the food and leave.

The changes were made after Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that all Michigan bars and restaurants would be ordered to close by 3 p.m. Monday while allowing them to maintain takeout operations.

No more than 250 people will be allowed inside each MSU dining hall to collect their meals to adhere to another order Whitmer signed barring most gatherings larger than that size.

President Samuel Stanley urged students to return to their homes, but those who can't go home can stay on campus where they will continue to be fed.

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