By: KDKA-TV News Staff
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (KDKA) – WVU is resuming in-person undergrad classes, saying there’s been a decline in student cases.READ MORE: Jury Selection Begins For Trial Of Suspended Pirates Pitcher Felipe Vazquez
The university announced on Wednesday it’ll have students back in the classroom starting on Sept. 28. The same percentage of courses will be conducted in-person as when fall classes started.
“The student daily positive case numbers are down, including those tests conducted outside the WVU system,” Dr. Jeffrey Coben, associate vice president of health affairs and dean of the School of Public Health, said in a statement. “Additionally, we have seen consistent declines in student quarantine and isolation cases.”READ MORE: Penn State Professor Errol Henderson Accuses University Of Racial Discrimination In Federal Lawsuit
The move to go temporarily online-only came after an increase in coronavirus cases, as well as concerns about an outbreak following several reports of parties over the holiday weekend.
Dean of Students Corey Farris said in a statement pausing in-person class helped “reset expectations” for life both on and off campus during the pandemic.MORE NEWS: Vehicle Stuck On Railroad Tracks On West Carson Street
Also on Wednesday, the Starbucks at The Market @ UPlace was temporarily closed after the university was notified of a coronavirus exposure at the storefront.