2 W.Va. Universities Pushing Learning Online Over Coronavirus

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s two major universities are temporarily eliminating face-to-face instruction and extending their spring breaks as they continue to monitor the threat of the new coronavirus in a state with no confirmed cases.

Marshall University in Huntington announced the move Wednesday, a day after West Virginia University in Morgantown disclosed the change.

Students at both schools will be offered online instruction or other alternative learning options starting March 30. WVU is calling off classes for a week after students return from spring break, which starts Saturday. Marshall is suspending in-person classes next week to allow faculty to prepare for the change. Marshall’s official spring break starts March 21.