HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University plans to continue a combination of in-person, virtual and online classes for the spring semester due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The university announced the plan Tuesday. President Jerome Gilbert said in an email to the Marshall community that while pandemic adjustments are necessary, "the success of the fall semester indicates we are on the right track.”

The university said in a statement that freshmen, some graduate and most professional students can still expect a combination of face-to-face and virtual courses with live meetings.

The number of in-person offerings for freshmen is expected to increase in the spring semester. Mostly virtual courses will be offered to sophomores, juniors and seniors, the statement said. Hands-on courses with a student's major may be offered face-to-face by each academic program.

The university said there have been 143 positive tests among the nearly 13,000 tests administered on campus. There have been 18 new cases in the past two weeks.


This story was corrected to show the plan was announced Tuesday, not Monday.