What You Need to Know: Housing and Dining
We’ve updated our procedures with your health and safety in mind.
What to Do If ...
Your Roommate Isn't Following Safety Protocols
If your roommate is acting in ways that you think are unsafe and putting you at risk, we recommend talking with your roommate about why safety measures are important to all members of our community.
If you are unable to resolve the situation, please contact the Office of Student Conduct at WVUStudentconduct@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-8111.
You Have a COVID-19 Related Event
Here's what to do if:
- You May Have Been Exposed to COVID-19
- You're Asked to Quarantine and Live in a Residence Hall
- Your Roommate Tests Positive
- You Test Positive and Live in a Residence Hall
- You Test Positive and Live Off Campus
- You're Asked to Quarantine and Live Off-Campus
- You Test Positive and Live in a University Apartment
- You're Asked to Quarantine and Live in a University Apartment
- You Test Positive and Live in a Greek Housing
- You're Asked to Quarantine and Live in Greek Housing
If you live in a residence hall, you must follow visitation policy in the Residence Hall Health and Safety Policies.
For more information, review the guidelines for visitors in residence halls and University Apartments.
Health and Safety Measures
Daily Wellness Survey
All students and employees are required to complete the daily wellness survey.
Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (e.g., tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface. Follow label instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product, including precautions you should take when applying the product.
Policies and Guidelines
Students are expected to follow WVU’s guidelines, as well as ordinances established by the City of Morgantown and Monongalia County, including mask-wearing, appropriate physical distancing, keeping your hands and environment clean and limiting the number of people at gatherings.
- Student Health and Safety Policies
- Residence Hall Health and Safety Policies
- University Apartments Health and Safety Guidance
- Do Your Part
- What You Need to Know: Public Health and Safety
Consequences for not complying with the Student Code of Conduct for Personal Protective Equipment or any other COVID-19 related guidelines include one or more of the following: written warning, removal from class, probation, suspension and/or expulsion from the University.
If you see a violation of University, local or state health and safety guidelines (e.g., large gatherings, failure to wear personal protective equipment), follow the steps for reporting violations.
- Check the complete list of hours of operation.
- If you are quarantining in your residence hall, follow the instructions for ordering meals for delivery to your room.
- If you are isolating in Arnold Apartments, follow the instructions for ordering meals for delivery to Arnold Apartments.
Changes for Guests
- Dining operation changes include physical distancing for customer lines, adjusted seating for physical distancing guidelines, expansion of delivery/pickup options, expansion of Grab-n-Go and retail offerings and elimination of buffets.
- While dining halls still will be all-you-care-to-eat, food will be served by employees rather than self-serve.
- Dining halls will have several items packaged and ready for grab-and-go (e.g., prepared salads and desserts).
- To-go containers will remain available.
- Disposable plates, cups and silverware will be provided if you wish to dine in.
- Use a new plate or cup each time you visit a serving station or beverage machine.
- Public-use items (e.g., toasters and microwaves) will be available, but employees will operate them for you.
- Expanded takeout menus and Grab-and-Go options will feature on-trend and comfort-focused options.
- Made-to-order items will be available to order in advance.
Employee Procedure Changes
- Employee temperature checks before every shift.
- All employees will wear face masks at all times.
- The new Clean Team will wear bright yellow shirts and will constantly clean and sanitize dining areas, counters, machines, kitchens and serving areas.
Additional Safety Measures
- Touchless payment
- Table dividers separating diners
- Directional flow signage at all dining locations to reduce crowding
- Pickup areas for retail orders and groceries-to-go
- New plexiglass guards and cleaning requirements for kiosk screens, drink machines, counters and other contact surfaces
Residence Hall Cleaning Procedures
- Each room was deep cleaned, which included cleaning all surfaces and furniture, after previous residents moved out.
- Communal restrooms will be cleaned once a day in residence halls. High-touch areas in communal restrooms will be cleaned every 8 hours.
- High-touch areas in suite style restrooms will be cleaned once a day. Suite style restrooms will also receive a deep cleaning a minimum of once every three weeks.
- Residents should clean frequently touched surfaces (e.g., tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks) routinely with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions.
Stop the Spread
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