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Wesleyan announces five COVID-19 cases on campus

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – West Virginia Wesleyan College said Thursday that five active COVID-19 cases have been discovered on campus.

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

Four of the cases were discovered through on-campus testing.

“Four of these cases were a direct result of expanded student testing that was recently conducted on campus,” Bohman said. “There were four positive cases out of 731 total tests administered. The fifth case was reported after an individual experienced COVID-19 symptoms.”

The college has established a COVID-19 page with information on active and recovered cases, as well as their plans for handling the virus.

“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.”

A total of 156 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

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