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COVID-19 on Campus

Check this page for future updates on the coronavirus pandemic.

Announcements

Here's where you'll find the latest announcements:

Protecting Our Community

WVU continues to monitor multiple data points related to COVID. Should any of those data points cause concern in the future, the University will consider and implement necessary measures.

Future Morgantown Campus announcements will be available on this page, as well as through ENEWS for employees, UNEWS for students and WVUToday.

Instructions

When notified that a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19, WVU Shared Services sends isolation instructions to the individual's WVU email address. Copies are provided here for your convenience:

A release letter is emailed when the student/employee completes isolation:

Vaccines

WVU strongly encourages, but does not require, everyone to stay optimally protected against COVID-19 by getting their primary vaccine series and staying up to date with a booster dose if they are eligible to receive one.

WVU Medicine Student Health offers the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for WVU students. Vaccines are also available through a variety of local health departments and private sector pharmacies.

Testing

COVID-19 tests are readily available through local health departments, pharmacies and through the federal government's website, covidtests.gov, which allows people to sign up for free COVID-19 tests that will be shipped directly to the individual’s household.

Safety Protocols

For personal safety and the safety of others, students and employees should not ignore symptoms of COVID-19. Those with any COVID-19 symptoms should not report to campus for work or class.

If you test positive

  • Isolate for 5 days and wear a mask for an additional 5 days while in the classroom or other indoor spaces.
  • Off-campus students and employees are not required to report positive test results to the University, but they are expected to follow CDC guidelines for isolation and notify close contacts.
  • Residence hall students who test positive for COVID-19 must notify WVU Shared Services via email at CareServices@mail.wvu.edu or call 304-293-6006 to initiate a process to move the student into isolation housing.
  • Isolation instructions will be sent to students and employees who report their positive COVID-19 test result to the University.

COVID Dashboard Archive

Past testing, quarantine, isolation and vaccination data for WVU System campuses is available in our archived dashboards.

Dashboard Archive

Questions?

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to contact Shared Services at SharedServices@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-6006.

Media members should visit the WVUToday Media Center for more resources.