COVID-19

WMU students return to campus

The university began classes online, but is moving many to in-person on Tuesday.

University students began returning to the campus of Western Michigan University over the weekend.

The school began classes remotely on January 11, but held off a week on letting students return to campus on the recommendation of state health officials.

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WMU was the site of fall outbreaks of COVID-19 that sickened more than 1,000 people and is still technically ongoing, according to health officials. The school is hoping to avoid a repeat during its winter semester. That begins with drive-through COVID testing being held Tuesday through Friday.

Students aren’t required to be tested for the coronavirus, but the testing is strongly recommended and is being provided for free.

At the moment, only 40% of classes are being held in person. Professors are given the option to hold classes in person or remotely.

You can read more on WWMT.

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