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Starbucks at The Market @ UPlace temporarily reduces operating hours due to COVID-19 exposure

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The Starbucks storefront at U Place as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (WVU Photo/Jennifer Shephard)

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West Virginia University Thursday (Feb. 18) announced the Starbucks location at The Market @ UPlace will temporarily reduce its operating hours due to staffing limitations following a COVID-19 exposure at the storefront on Thursday, Feb. 18. 

The adjusted hours of operation for next week are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The storefront will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 20, and Sunday, Feb. 21. 

Starbucks is expected to resume normal hours of operation beginning Saturday, Feb. 27. 

After learning of the COVID-19 exposure, WVU immediately implemented its safety protocols, initiating a deep cleaning of the space. 

The University also is working closely with the Monongalia County Health Department in its case investigation and contact tracing 

WVU’s dining facilities underwent significant changes prior to the start of the fall semester to enhance health and safety precautions. As a result, anyone who visited the Starbucks location should self-monitor for symptoms, but health experts say potential exposure in this environment is minimal.  

Students and employees can learn more about how to respond to potential COVID-19 exposure at the What to Do If ... page of the Return to Campus website.  

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