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City of Buckhannon will not regulate social distancing rules at Wesleyan College

The City of Buckhannon will not regulate social distancing rules on Wesleyan Campus once classes begin.
The City of Buckhannon will not regulate social distancing rules on Wesleyan Campus once classes begin.(Adam Wright | WDTV)
Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 8:14 AM EDT
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UPSHUR COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - The City of Buckhannon will not regulate social distancing rules on Wesleyan’s campus once classes begin.

Instead, the city will allow the college to self-regulate.

City Recorder Randy Sanders says it’s not their position to regulate the school’s reopening process.

He says the college has been working day and night to develop a plan to bring their students back safely.

Each student’s re-entry into the campus will be dictated by where they are coming from. Some students may be traveling from different states or different countries, but all students will be tested before coming back to the campus.

Sanders says while Wesleyan is a very important part of the City of Buckhannon, some residents have raised concerns.

“We have heard concerns from some residents because it is a large group of people coming back into the community. we just ask them to trust West Virginia Wesleyan College and their staff and faculty to do their very best to keep their students safe and to keep them safe as they integrate them back to the community, " says Sanders.

Classes begin at Wesleyan Monday, August 7.

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