What You Need to Know: Health Sciences
At the Morgantown Health Sciences Campus, we're committed to continuing education, research, service and patient care in the safest way possible. Read Dr. Clay Marsh's blog for more insight.
WVU Medicine Travel Guidelines
Due to the nature of their work, WVU clinical faculty, residents and fellows will follow WVU Medicine guidelines on travel:
- For domestic travel: An employee who visited a domestic location and who is asymptomatic can return to work with no restrictions. The employee will be required to wear a face mask and self-monitor for symptoms.
- For international travel/cruise ship travel: An employee who visited an international location or was on a cruise ship, prior to starting or returning to work, must:
- Self-quarantine/self-monitor for 14 days (preferred option)
- If 14 days is not feasible, they must self-quarantine/self-monitor for 5 days, then return to work with a face mask for the next 9 days.
Other faculty, staff and students should follow WVU Travel Guidelines.
In May, WVU began reopening research labs with strict PPE requirements and physical distancing protocols. For the latest information about the return to research activity on campus, visit the Research Office COVID-19 Guidance website.
- Return to Research Summer Guidelines
- Non-Health Sciences Center Human Subject Research
- Clinical Trial / Research Reopening at the Health Sciences Center
- West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute guidance:
- Recommendations for Clinical Research Investigators and Coordinators
- Updated recommendations for Health Sciences Center Clinical Research (July 8)
- The current priority is research that is externally funded and that involves graduate students who need to conduct research to continue their academic progression.
- Activity is expected to continue to ramp up during the summer, but all research that can be conducted remotely should continue in that mode – including human subject research.
- No in-person human subjects research can begin until approved by the department chair (or unit manager) and college dean (or designee).
- Faculty with full board and expedited research studies are encouraged to amend their WVU IRB protocols to include the option of conducting research remotely through such methods as video conferencing, phone interviews, electronic surveys and electronic consent.
- University travel overall will be very limited, but first priority will be given to externally funded research travel.
- All faculty who travel outside of the state will be expected to observe travel guidelines established by the state, county and University.
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