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Bluefield University extends remote learning schedule

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Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 4:54 PM EST
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - Bluefield university will remain on a remote learning schedule for an additional week.

Due to rising Covid-19 cases in the region, Bluefield University had to begin their spring 2022 semester through remote learning. The University will continue remote learning for an additional week as they continue to test their employees and returning students.

“It is a similar process to boarding a flight,” said Dr. Joshua Arnold, Vice President for Student Development. “We are on boarding identified groups of students at specific times running tests on everyone.”

Last week, Bluefield University updated its guidelines and protocols for a safe return to campus.

All members of the campus community are required to receive and submit a negative COVID-19 test before returning to campus. All traditional students have been assigned a day and time to return to campus for COVID-19 testing. Should an individual test positive, the institution’s quarantine protocols engage with entrance to on-campus living allowed after a negative test. A negative test result allows students to immediately enter campus living and activity.

“We are very optimistic that following this initial process to return to campus life that the remainder of this semester will be fruitful as we return to living and learning together in community,” said Dr. Arnold.

Information regarding the required COVID-19 tests and check-in has been sent to BU students and employees. All members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to receive their booster or initial vaccine shots.

More information can be found at https://www.bluefield.edu/covid-19-dashboard/covid-19-campus-communications/.

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