Kentucky Wesleyan to reopen for 2020 fall semester

Planning to mix online and in-person classes

Kentucky Wesleyan to reopen for 2020 fall semester

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Kentucky Wesleyan College has announced a return to in-person classes for the 2020 fall semester.

In August, KWC will welcome students back to campus while it continues to follow Gov. Andy Beshear’s guidelines.

College officials say they are planning a mix of in-person and online course options.

KWC President Dr. Thomas Mitzel told 14 News that college officials plan to test every student before they return to campus. He also said the college is ordering PPE and discussing how to restyle the campus to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff while on campus.

Dr. Mitzel says the college will be adhering to physical distancing guidelines in all classrooms. For classes where this is not possible, these courses will be taking place online.

The president says once students have been tested and return to the college, it’s safest to keep them on campus.

“We are thinking of postponing some of our fall breaks and sending them home after thanksgiving if possible," Mitzel said. "They will be more consistently in one place here than if they would be at home, so that was much of why we wanted to bring them here.”

Dr. Mitzel says school officials are still working on the logistics for how this plan will work. He told 14 News that more details will be released sometime before July 1.

KWC says it plans to ease visitor restrictions and will resume campus tours for prospective students on June 8.

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