Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask properly above the nose while:
- indoors in all WVU System buildings and facilities through Oct. 20, when public health conditions will be reevaluated
- on campus transportation, including buses and the PRT, through Jan. 18, 2022, under federal guidelines from the Transportation Security Administration
The University encourages all students, employees and visitors to continue physical distancing when possible and wear a mask in crowded spaces – even when outdoors.
WVU Medicine Mask Guidelines
WVU Medicine masking guidance has been updated for all employees who work at non-clinical, administrative sites, including the Health Sciences campuses in Morgantown, Eastern and Charleston. Masks are required in all patient care clinics including those located in the Health Sciences building.
In accordance with CDC guidance, masks are required for everyone in hospitals, nursing homes, buses, trains, planes, schools and prisons and in accordance with local government and business policies.
Cloth Mask Guidance
Cloth coverings worn on campus should:
- Fit over the nose and mouth and fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- Be secured with ties or ear loops
- Include multiple layers of fabric
- Allow for breathing without restriction
- Not have an exhalation valve
- Only be worn for one day and must be properly cleaned before they are used again
- Not be used if they become wet or contaminated
- Be replaced with clean substitutes, as needed
- Be handled as little as possible
- Not be worn with or instead of respiratory protection when respirators are needed
Masks with exhalation valves should not be used.
Failure to Comply
- Failure to comply with Student Health and Safety Policies and the University’s Student Code of Conduct regarding personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks and face coverings, will result in one or more of the following measures: written warning, removal from class, probation, suspension and/or expulsion from the University.
- Employees will be subject to discipline for failure to comply with Employee Health and Safety Policies relating to PPE.
- Reporting violations
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