WISE, Va (AP) — The chancellor of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise says the school plans to begin the upcoming fall semester on campus.

The school moved from in-person classes to online instruction this spring in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chancellor Donna Price Henry said in a statement posted on the school’s web page that while the school prepares for the return of students in August, it must also be prepared to move to an online or virtual format if there are signs of a spread of coronavirus either regionally or nationally.

“Southwest Virginia has some of the lowest rates of infection in the Commonwealth, and we feel that we are well positioned to keep students and employees safe especially given the extra precautions we plan to implement,” Henry said.

To prepare for the semester, Henry said she has appointed a steering committee to develop the best plans for the school to safely operate classrooms, perform daily work duties and manage residential and campus facilities.