Morgantown, West Virginia – Moments ago, West Virginia University announced that all in-person classes are canceled through September 25 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases among students.

Monongalia County has been the hotspot for the coronavirus in West Virginia recently and students gathering for parties has been linked to the spread.  Although West Virginia University has implored students to continue to wear masks and socially distance, many students have decided to not listen to the university’s pleas.

In the release from West Virginia University, Dr. Jeffrey Coben, the associate vice president of health affairs and dean of the School of Public Health said, “This pause in face-to-face undergraduate instruction will give us time to monitor the steadily climbing cases of COVID-19.  There is increasing evidence that crowded indoor gatherings, such as those that occurred over the weekend, can serve as super-spreader events.”