Vaccine Verification System and Reduction of COVID-19 Protocols
At this time, WVU is not requiring vaccination, but it is strongly recommended. As the Emergency Use Authorizations are lifted by the Food and Drug Administration, the University may consider requiring COVID-19 vaccines for those who are not medically exempted.
Verify Your Vaccination
All students, faculty and staff who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 must verify their vaccination with the University by Aug. 1. Those who do not complete the verification process will be considered unvaccinated this fall.
You can access the Vaccine Verification System and complete the acknowledgment form via StarRez (WVU’s housing portal) at myhousing.wvu.edu. View full instructions (PDF).
Reasons to Get Vaccinated
In addition to the health benefits, if you are fully vaccinated and let us know that you are, the following will apply:
- immunized individuals will not be required to undergo campus re-entry testing in the fall;
- immunized individuals will not be required to undergo surveillance testing during the semester;
- immunized individuals will not be required to quarantine if they are exposed to someone else with COVID; and
- immunized individuals will not be required to quarantine following travel.
Additionally, the more students and employees are vaccinated and the closer we get to community immunity, the more likely it is we keep our rates of infection low and we can continue reducing the COVID-19 protocols in place and have more activity on campus, beginning Sept. 1. We will have more information to share in the coming months about how we will adjust operations based upon vaccination rates on campus.
Find a Vaccine
Beckley and Keyser campuses will no longer operate vaccine clinics. Students, faculty and staff at these campuses who have yet to be vaccinated should visit the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources website or vaccines.gov to find local options.
We also understand there are those who may be hesitant. We strongly urge those who have concerns to speak to a health care provider to learn more about the vaccine. There is a lot of misinformation circulating, particularly on social media, and the best way to address concerns is by speaking to a medical professional.
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