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What You Need to Know: Communication

The COVID-19 pandemic is always evolving. Stay up-to-date by carefully reading University communications.


Campus Communication

It is crucial for everyone to check this website frequently and remain alert to phone calls and emails, especially those that contain critical information about COVID-19.

For example, if you’re a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19, you will be contacted by the Monongalia County Health Department; it’s important that you respond to that call and take immediate action to quarantine, otherwise the University is more at-risk of community spread.

Email Updates

Check your MIX or University email accounts for University updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s very important to open and read all emails to keep yourself as safe as possible.

Email updates will be provided regularly via:

  • ENEWS for employees
  • UNEWS for students


Check the Announcements for the latest information from University leaders.

Social Media

Follow @WestVirginiaU to learn more and ask us questions.

WVU Alert

If you’re not signed up for the University’s emergency text alert system, you can do so at

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Incident Command

The University will activate an Incident Command System to facilitate a comprehensive set of plans to reduce the spread and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

WVU’s Incident Command System (WVUICS) will organize and coordinate response activities to ensure that:

  • the University’s most pressing needs are met
  • precious resources are used without duplication or waste
  • the University communicates effectively

WVUICS will support the response of University units on all aspects of COVID-19 related activities and provide real-time situational information to and from all units to enhance execution, communication and decision-making capabilities.

Units involved in the WVUICS are:

  • Business and Auxiliary Services
  • Health Sciences
  • Information Technology Services
  • Provost’s Office
  • Research Office
  • Student Life
  • University Relations

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Coronavirus Information

Scientists, health officials and medical professionals at WVU are working to help halt the spread of COVID-19 and to keep you informed.

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Testing Results and COVID-19 Monitoring

Every weekday, new COVID-19 testing data for the WVU System will be added to the campus testing results.

Testing is only one part of a multifaceted strategy to diminish the spread of COVID-19. Our extensive initial testing established a baseline of disease prevalence that will be monitored for trends throughout the year.

Campus testing data, along with local and regional trends, will be continually monitored by University and local and state health officials to determine if and when additional containment or mitigation strategies may be required.

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Stop the Spread

Personal accountability is the key to our safe return to campus. Do your part to keep everyone safe.

Do Your Part

Ask a Question

We’ll be adding information on different topics throughout the fall, so check this site frequently for updates. If you can’t find the answer to your question, email

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You’re welcome to join live discussions — or watch recordings of previous conversations whenever it’s convenient.