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Hybrid Classes to Move Online for Two Weeks; At-Home Testing Advised

Wright State campus after first snowfall of the season | Photograph by Soham Parikh | The Wright State Guardian

Wright State campus after first snowfall 2019 | Photograph by Soham Parikh | The Wright State Guardian


On Wednesday, Jan. 6, Interim Provost Douglas Leaman released a statement via email stating the coronavirus protocol that Wright State University will continue during the upcoming spring semester. 

Course delivery

According to Leaman, all hybrid courses will be taught remotely for the first two weeks of the semester, and any face-to-face courses that can move online for two weeks are strongly encouraged to do so. 

After two weeks, classes will return to their original method of instruction for the spring semester. 

Testing

Students living on campus during the spring semester and those enrolled in face-to-face courses will be instructed to obtain an at-home testing kit to ensure that those on campus are coronavirus free before the semester begins. 

Students planning on working on campus will also receive the same instructions for receiving at-home testing kits. 

“Those who take the test should do so as soon as possible so results are delivered before the start of class,” said Leaman. 

The university will continue its routine for asymptomatic testing starting Jan. 11. Faculty and staff who think they might be asymptomatic and would like to be tested can schedule a test through Wright State Physicians. 

According to Leaman, these procedures ensure that any students who caught the coronavirus over winter break will not bring the virus to campus with them for the spring semester. 

If additional procedures are needed after the first two weeks, more information will be shared, according to Leaman


Alexis Wisler

Managing Editor