Education | Colleges and universities piece together pandemic plans for the fall
by Laura Edghill & Ali Booth
Posted 6/03/20, 05:57 pm
West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee said the only way to guarantee college students do not get the coronavirus at school is to “keep everything shut down until we have a vaccine and until it’s working.” But that’s not economically or educationally feasible for the liberal arts school nestled between the winding Monongahela River and Cheat Lake just south of the Pennsylvania border in Morgantown. Instead, Gee expects to see the school’s nearly 30,000 students face to face again this fall.
“We will open, but it will be different,” Gee said.