Virginia Western limits in-person classes, cancels events to reduce risk of coronavirus


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia Western Community College announced on Friday afternoon that most classes will transition to remote and online delivery after students return from spring break. The decision was made in order to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus.

According to school officials, spring break is scheduled from Sunday, March 15, to Sunday, March 22. Starting on Monday, March 23, the college will transition most of its classes to remote instruction and cancel all campus events and large group gatherings through at least Sunday, April 5, but the date is subject to change due to the fluidity of this public health situation.

While a limited number of classes will continue to meet in person, any students who do not directly receive a notification that a specific class will be meeting on campus, they should not come to campus. Virginia Western Community College’s campus will remain open to faculty and staff during this time, but it will be closed to non-employees.

More information is available for students, employees, and community members at


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