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WVU cancels study abroad trips for May, updates COVID-19 actions

The University on Friday (March 13) canceled 14 study abroad programs that were to start in May, affecting 124 students. 

The decision is the latest in the continuing efforts to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and the community as a result of the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. 

The trips were planned for Chile, France, Ireland, United Kingdom, Brazil, Estonia, India, Italy and Taiwan. 

Also Friday, in response to Gov. Jim Justice’s decision to close public schools, the University directed all supervisors to allow employees to flex their schedules or start working from home when possible to accommodate parents who need to be home with their children. 

Since the University’s Monday announcement of a temporary move to on-line classes, procedures and plans have continued to be refined, clarified and expanded. 

Those adjustments are is also available in the FAQ