As the coronavirus appears to be rapidly spreading across the United States, it will obviously reach the Mountain State — if it hasn’t already. We can’t predict or pretend to know when or how it will affect us, but the more we lean on each other (figuratively, not literally. Don’t do that.) the better off we will be.
The plan is to provide links and share information as it pertains to West Virginia University and the state of West Virginia, as a whole, on this page. Feel free to use the comments section to share updates, talk, vent, or as a way to stay sane. We’ll be around, too.
- West Virginia University has suspended all athletic events through March 22nd, including recruiting travel and official/unofficial recruiting visits.
- All Big 12 Conference athletic competitions have been suspended until March 29th.
- The NCAA has canceled all Winter and Spring Championships, including the NCAA Tournament, College World Series, among other events.
- Spring football practice falls under the Big 12 Conference’s mandate and will be postponed at least until March 29th.
- West Virginia University has shared an updates/FAQ page regarding how it is handling the pandemic.
- WVU has temporarily suspended in-person classes the week following spring break (March 23-27) and will then offer online class instruction or other alternative learning options beginning March 30 as it continues to monitor the threat of novel coronavirus. Students should remain home following spring break to receive instruction until WVU is confident that you can return to campus safely.
- West Virginia governor Jim Justice announced on Friday, March 13th, that all schools — public and private — across the state will be shut down until further notice as a precaution, effective at the end of the day.
- There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia,
- This dashboard created by Johns Hopkins provides a quick look at COVID-19 numbers around the world.