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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.

Mask Me Anything: A Return to Campus Conversation for WVU Health Sciences

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Dr. Clay Marsh leads a Town Hall for the WVU Health Sciences Morgantown community.

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Health Sciences Campus Information

Information specific to each of the Health Sciences Schools can be found below:

Technical Support

Health Sciences students having technical computer issues can call or email the HSC Help Desk at 304-293-3631, option 1, or For course-specific questions, students should first contact their instructor.

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Health Sciences Campus Access

Employees who are working from home should notify their supervisor if they plan to be on the Health Sciences campus. Students who are not scheduled for classes or clinical work should notify their Student Affairs office if they plan to be on the Health Sciences campus.

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Daily Wellness Survey

Who Must Take the Wellness Survey

  • Health sciences student learners
  • Health sciences teaching and research faculty and fellows
  • WVU Medicine and practice plan employees assigned to the Health Sciences Center campuses to provide support

Who Doesn't Have to Take the Wellness Survey

  • Clinical faculty
  • Clinical fellows
  • Health sciences residents

These individuals should continue to follow appropriate WVU Medicine guidelines on symptom monitoring.

ITS is working diligently to ensure those not required to complete the survey do not receive the daily email. However, this will take some time to finalize. We ask for your patience in the interim.

Health Sciences clinical faculty and medical residents are exempt from completing the Daily Wellness Survey due to the nature of their work. As long as clinical faculty and medical residents are wearing a face mask and following public health safety protocols, they are permitted to be on campus and in buildings that are open to the campus community.

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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.

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  • For current research guidelines, visit the Research Office COVID-19 Guidance website.
  • West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute guidance:
  • The current priority is research that is externally funded and that involves graduate students who need to conduct research to continue their academic progression.
  • 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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Stop the Spread

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

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We’ll be adding information on different topics throughout the fall, so check this site frequently for updates. If you can’t find the info you need, submit a question or email

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