First week of classes to be virtual at West Liberty University

WEST LIBERTY — Classes for the first week of the fall semester at West Liberty University will be held virtually, according to university officials.

The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon, with officials explaining the decision was made as a result of ongoing COVID-19 testing of students and employees. Testing is being performed by the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department Aug. 14-17.

In-person classes will begin Aug. 22 at the Highlands, and Aug. 24 on the university’s main campus.

For questions pertaining to classes, students are to contact their class instructors/professors.

All students who test positive will be sent home if possible, or in cases when a positive student is unable to return home, they will be isolated/quarantined on campus. Employees who test positive will be asked to isolate/quarantine at home.

For more information on WLU’s response to the pandemic, visit westliberty.edu/coronavirus or email covid19@westliberty.edu.


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