Today, WVU President E. Gordon Gee wrote a letter to students, explaining the COVID-19 situation, and begging those not complying to do the right thing.
We’re disappointed to see students ignoring state and local protocols for distancing and gathering at bars. It’s critical that we come together as a University to keep our community safe. We're not doing our best. We must do better.@gordongee's letter: https://t.co/91IEL0bhRg pic.twitter.com/sMQCybFCvi
— WVU Mountaineers (@WestVirginiaU) September 2, 2020
In the letter, Gee states that he assumes “90%” of students and faculty are abiding by the guidelines, but the select few who are not are the ones bringing negative attention to the school.
Gee gave the grim prediction that if the things continue the way that they are, the “on-campus learning environment” will be forced to shutdown, and the Morgantown community will be at risk of significant spreading of COVID-19.
He would conclude his letter by saying the guidelines must be met in order to prevent WVU from going down an “irreversible path.”
The entire letter can be seen in the link in the tweet above.