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Online-Only Classes Now for University of Wyoming

Written by on November 11, 2020

Considering the immense and fast rise in cases around the state, The University of Wyoming is the latest to feel the effects from the coronavirus.

On Wednesday, November 11th, school president Ed Seidel stated that school will move to fully virtual classes on Monday, November 16th. Seidel added that students should plan to leave as soon as they can for Thanksgiving break following a negative test.

“With our case numbers and test positivity rates rising rapidly, we are taking this action to reduce the risk of students taking the virus back to their homes and infecting family members and others,” Seidel said. “This will allow students to make decisions about when to return home that are best for their families and their individual COVID risk.”

In just a week the university’s covid cases rose significantly, from 174 to 337 just on Tuesday, November 10th.

This will officially stamp “Phase 4” into the university’s pandemic reopening plan. This shift to online wasn’t expected for another week.

Seidel did mention that for those students that can’t leave by Monday, they will be allowed to stay with no consequence.

Classes will be taught only online for the remainder of the fall semester and finals will be taken online the week of Dec. 7-11.

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