DISCUSSES REOPENING PLANS WITH ALL WEST VIRGINIA COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY
Also, Gov. Justice offered a reminder that he held a virtual meeting on
Tuesday with all 27 of West Virginia’s public and private college and
university presidents to discuss reopening plans for the fall semester
and how to ensure the safety of West Virginia’s students, teachers,
faculty members, and communities amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“At the end of day, all of our schools want our kids back and our kids
want to be back in school and back on campus,” Gov. Justice said. “So how
do we do that while also protecting our kids, their staff and faculty,
and all of the communities where our kids will be? How do we move forward
in the best way possible, without disrupting the education process for
our students? Not to mention the economics, because we don’t want to
start losing any of our colleges and universities within the state.
“I commend, beyond belief, the incredible plans that these institutions
have put forward,” Gov. Justice continued. “We’ve listened to all of them
and their plans are spectacular, to ensure, without a doubt, the safety
of our kids, the staff, their communities, and everyone.”
During Tuesday’s meeting, Gov. Justice renewed his calls for all students
coming into West Virginia from out-of-state to be tested upon their
return. The Governor also advocated for individuals on campuses to wear
face coverings to the greatest extent possible and pledged to provide
colleges and universities with any additional support they may need to
facilitate a safe return.
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