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W.Va. Wesleyan College announces 13 new coronavirus cases on campus

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – West Virginia Wesleyan College said Thursday afternoon that 13 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on campus.

“Eight members of the West Virginia Wesleyan College community have tested positive for COVID-19,” John Bohman, Director of Safety and Security at West Virginia Wesleyan College, said in a press release. “The college is following all safety and public health protocols; the individuals remain in isolation.”

Less than an hour later, the college issued a second statement saying five more cases had been found in late afternoon testing.

According to college’s COVID-19 dashboard, 30 cases have recovered since students returned at the beginning of the second semester. The college has also resumed athletic competitions and announced earlier this week that they had loosened the ‘fans in the stands’ guidelines, allowing athletes to bring two guests each to competitions.

“The safety of each and every member of the campus community is the college’s highest priority,” Bohman said. “We continue to urge all members of the Wesleyan campus community to follow all safety and public health protocols outlined by the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.”

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