Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and lockdown, most of the US universities are currently offering two options to fall 2020 students:
1) Online semester for fall 2020 and regular on-campus coaching from spring 2021
2) Deferral to spring 2021/fall 2021
Now as you are aware, the situation is indeed gruesome in the United States where the number of corona patients is increasing every day and there is no clarity on when the pandemic will be arrested and things will normalize. Under such circumstances, it is obvious for the universities to offer deferrals or move to online teaching as a precautionary measure.