West Virginia University Suspends In-Person Classes for Undergraduates


Classes for undergraduate students at West Virginia University (WVU) will step up online amid concerns about a recent spike in coronovirus cases, The school announced Monday.

Classes for undergraduates will be canceled on Tuesday and will run in an online format on September 25. The school said that graduation and vocational courses will continue to offer in-person during the same period.

The university came to the decision “IDirect feedback on the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases in students on the Morgantown campus, as well as concern for the possibility of increased cases that may arise after multiple reports Parties held this weekend Where the group was supposed to be in quarantine. “

The university Enrolls around 30,000 students across all its campuses and programs.state Has reported More than 11,500 cases and 247 deaths since the onset of the epidemic.

“This will allow us time to monitor the ever-increasing cases of COVID-19 in face-to-face undergraduate instruction,” said Jeffrey Cobain, Associate Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Public Health.

“There is increasing evidence that crowded indoor gatherings, such as those held over the weekend, can serve as super spreader events.”

WVU is one of the many schools that have to reopen after seeing spikes in cases. Schools like the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Opted to move all classes online After the person has tried in the course.

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