COVID-19 Cases Force The University Of Wyoming To Pause

Sep 2, 2020

Credit University of Wyoming

After five more University of Wyoming students tested positive for COVID-19, the University has paused its fall return plan.  

Officials say for five days they will ask students on and off-campus to shelter in place and non-essential employees should stay home. Most campus facilities will be closed. Students in on campus housing may leave if they have a job or off campus responsibilities. Classes will be delivered online. 

UW President Ed Seidel says the University wants to get a full assessment of what's happening with the virus on campus and decide whether to return to a phased in fall return plan or go with online classes for the rest of the semester.    

Officials add that COVID-19 testing will continue. 

Have a question about this story? Contact the reporter, Bob Beck, at btwo@uwyo.edu.