What you need to know about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccines currently being distributed have been evaluated in tens of thousands of volunteers in clinical trials, which met rigorous standards set for all vaccines by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).. Based on the results, the FDA made the vaccines available through an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Tuesday, June 15, 2021. West Virginia University is announcing plans for a fully open campus for Fall 2021. (WVU Photo) Download full-size. With recent decreases in COVID-19 cases across the country and the knowledge that COVID-19 vaccines are extremely safe and effective, West Virginia University now plans to fully reopen its campuses this fall We understand you may be hesitant to take a vaccine. If you have concerns, please speak to a health care provider to learn more. You may contact WVU Medicine Student Health at 304-285-7200 or reach out to your primary care physician. Reasons to Get Vaccinated COVID-19 Procedures. The WVU Visitors Centers ask guests to review the guidelines and practices below to prioritize the health and safety of our staff and campus visitors. While we are taking precautions to prioritize your safety, we cannot eliminate all risks. All unvaccinated visitors and Visitors Center staff members are required to wear. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a host of new features to our lives, and as we prepare for the Summer and Fall 2021 semesters and beyond, planning is underway at WVU to address every aspect of our campus operations

On June 1, WVU relaxed domestic travel restrictions for those employees and students who are fully vaccinated. All students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to attest through the University's COVID-19 Vaccine Verification System that they have received a vaccine. Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19 As part of our continuing efforts to protect the health and well-being of West Virginia University's campus community in response to COVID-19, WVU has enacted a special emergency leave with pay plan for faculty and staff. During this time of uncertainty, the safety of our students, faculty and staff remains our top priority, said Cris DeBord, vice president of Talent and Culture

UPDATE(6/04/20 5:31 p.m.) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University has announced that mandatory testing will occur for all students, faculty and staff before returning to campus. According to the university, students will return to WVU's three campuses to begin fall classes on Wednesday, August 19. Students will remain on campus, with no fall break, through [ tips and reminders. All students living in WVU residence halls are required to purchase a dining plan. Residential students automatically will be enrolled in the Go 13 dining plan if they do not select an alternative plan by Wednesday, June 30. Between Tuesday, June 29 and Sunday, Aug. 8, students may change their plan themselves at mymountaineercard.wvu.edu WVU Police Department; for campus safety and emergencies at 304-293-3136. Your Residential Hall Coordinator, for any questions or concerns on COVID-19. WVU Medicine Student Health at 304-285-7200. WVU Housing and Residence Life. Monongalia County Health Department or call at 304-598-5100 Specific COVID-19 protocols, including testing, quarantining and safety guidelines have been established to ensure the health of all involved. Club officers and leadership are responsible that all participants, including visiting teams, are aware of, and follow, these protocols. Complete information is available by contacting clubsports@mail.

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  1. d us that young people are far more likely to get the COVID-19 variants that may make them sicker and that vaccines are highly effective at reducing severe complications which include people being hospitalized, in the ICU, on a.
  2. Timeline 2020. March 5: WVU launches coronavirus.wvu.edu to house information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as University updates. March 10: President Gee announces a plan to mitigate the spread. There were no confirmed cases in West Virginia, but as Gee wrote, Our highest priority is always the safety and well-being of our faculty, staff, students and.
  3. COVID-19 Funding Opportunities. Below is a list of research-funding databases, portals and opportunities specifically related to COVID-19. Not all of these opportunities are necessarily an ideal match for Eberly College faculty specifically, but this is intended as a wide-ranging resource for the university community as a whole
  4. Special Emergency Leave Plan West Virginia University is directing all supervisors to maximize the number of employees who are working from home. Faculty and staff should work with their supervisors to make alternative work arrangements (e.g., flexing work schedules, teleworking, completing alternative tasks, etc.) whenever possible
  5. Any West Virginians aged 65 and older who are still waiting on an appointment are urged to call the West Virginia COVID-19 Vaccine Info Line: 1-833-734-0965 to be scheduled for an appointment to be vaccinated. The Info Line is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
  6. Visitors Centers COVID-19 FAQs. The WVU Visitors Centers are committed to conducting campus tour operations in the safest manner possible, including following all State-mandated and University guidelines. In these uncertain times, we want to keep our campus visitors up-to-date on this evolving situation. The Q&A below covers visit operations.
  7. The plan should be forwarded to the College Dean (or HSC Office of Grad Ed and Research, if appropriate) for recording purposes, who will then forward to the WVU Research Office (lisa.hunt@mail.wvu.edu). The WVU RO may engage Tanya Moran (co-Director of Clinical Trials) for her recommendations
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To mitigate the community spread of COVID-19, and to best protect our campuses and our communities after spring break, West Virginia University will be taking the following actions: WVU will suspend classes the week of March 23-27 WVU coronavirus (COVID-19) news for July 21, 2021: The Weirton Daily Times https://www.weirtondailytimes.com/news/local-news/2021/07/justice-no-statewide-mask. WVU coronavirus (COVID-19) news for July 23, 2021: Parkersburg News and Sentinel https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2021/07/west-virginia-updates-list-of.

Until then, the instructor should work with the student to develop a plan to deliver the necessary course content, activities, and assessments to complete the course learning outcomes, as per the COVID-19 syllabus statement. Students whose cases are being managed by the WVU ICC will receive documentation clearing them to return to class WVU provides guidance on COVID-19 testing requirements ahead of fall semester Depression isn't crying in the corner: Employees lean on eight strategies to disclose - or conceal - mental health at wor In accordance with WVU policy, all patrons are required to wear masks throughout appointments. Please wash your hands as close to your appointment as possible. We will have hand sanitizer in the Center, but hand washing is the best way to stop the spread of the coronavirus and to protect our collections

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Field Research. The intent of this standard operating procedure (SOP) is to minimize the risk of COVID-19 disease transmission and protect the health and safety of personnel conducting research activities at field sites. Failure to follow this SOP may result in suspension of field research. No work can begin until approved by the department. July 28, 2021 - WVU in the News: Coronavirus; Welcome back: Students discover connections, place and purpose at WVU; July 27, 2021 - WVU in the News: Coronavirus; Photo studio at Health Sciences still accessible during constructio WVU President Gee addresses recent campus tragedies; President Gee announces plan to mitigate the community spread of COVID-19; Taking the next steps together to slow COVID-19; WVU announces plans for commencement; No in-person classes through summer, Gee announces in letter praising WVU community's COVID-19 respons

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A list of other resources from different offices at WVU WVU Talent & Culture. A list of links including, WVU return to on-campus work playbook, faculty and staff accommodations, alternative work arrangements, special emergency leave with pay plan, hiring/onboarding new employees, health and wellness, and additional resources WVU announces fall returning plan; requires mandatory COVID testing and masks to be worn on campus. West Virginia University has announced that mandatory testing will occur for all students, faculty and staff before returning to campus. According to the university, students will return to WVU's three campuses to begin fall classes on. COVID Testing. In addition to the required testing of all WVU students, faculty, and staff prior to the Fall semester, students enrolled in the marching band, wind ensembles, and choral ensembles will receive periodic COVID testing. Faculty and instructional staff with these ensembles will also be tested

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  1. Employees can fill out a modification request or email coronavirusmodification@mail.wvu.edu. Students should contact Accessibility Services at 304-293-6700 or access2@mail.wvu.edu. All employees and students will be required to take a new COVID-19 educational module prior to Aug. 12
  2. CHARLESTON — Receiving more than $100 million in COVID-19 relief dollars since March 2020 wasn't enough to offset lost revenue at West Virginia University, resulting in an increase in tuition.
  3. Rates for 2021-2022 were approved by the WVU Board of Governors June 25, 2021. Rates are typically approved each year in May/June. Dining Plans WVU Dining Services offers dining plans that offer flexibility and meals where and when students want to dine. Students living in a WVU residence hall are required to choose a dining plan
  4. COVID-19 Syllabus Statement WVU is committed to maintaining a safe learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff. The student should then work with the instructor to develop a plan to complete the course learning outcomes while he or she is absent. The West Virginia University community is committed to creating and fostering.
  5. Taxable, pre-paid debit plan that can be used at any on-campus dining location, as well as off-campus locations such as CVS, IHOP, McDonalds, Panera Bread, Sheetz and more. You can load Mountie Bounty onto your WVU ID card by going to mymountaineercard.wvu.edu and paying with a credit card. Balances carry forward to the next semester, and.
  6. g up to offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The vaccine clinic is appointment only. Appointments are now available to anyone 12 and older regardless of residency. There is no charge for the vaccination, and one of the two FDA-approved vaccines will be ad
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WVU is lessening some restrictions around mask wearing and out-of-state travel for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and verified their vaccinations with the University. Fully-vaccinated people will not be required to wear a mask in outdoor settings on West Virginia University campuses. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after one dose of Johnson. Dear WVU Faculty and Instructors: Believe it or not, we are just two months away from the start of the Fall 2020 semester. I'm sure that many of you are already preparing for your Fall courses given the need to plan for multiple modes of course delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic COVID-19. At West Virginia University, our highest priority is safeguarding the health, well-being and academic success of all Mountaineers. As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, we are taking advice from public health experts and enacting precautionary measures to protect students, faculty, staff and our community COVID-19 Instructor Expectations and Best Practices. Given the likelihood of continued COVID-19-related disruptions, all instructors of record should approach AY20-21 course design with a contingency plan for rapidly moving between delivery modalities (on the spectrum of face-to-face to fully online) should circumstances warrant a return to. WVU OHRP-10 Data Safety Monitoring Plan Template (DOCX) WVU OHRP-11 SAE\AE Tracking Log Template (DOCX) WVU OHRP-12 Deviation Tracking Log Template (DOCX) WVU OHRP-30 Training Log Template (DOCX) WVU OHRP-31 Delegation of Authority Log Template (DOCX) General WVU OHRP Forms WVU OHRP-01 IRB Meeting Confidentiality Agreement (WVU Build Form

WVU Hub PO Box 6004 Morgantown, WV 26506 Checks should be made payable to West Virginia University. Overnight, Expedited, Priority, or any parcel shipment that may require a signature WVU Hub Evansdale Crossing 62 Morrill Way - Suite 200 Morgantown, WV 2650 In light of the Covid-19 surge in WV and the increasing pressure on the availability of hospital beds, the WVU Research Office has re-considered the dispensations we authorized for close-proximity research activities between researchers. After surveying PIs, we determined that 25% of labs would be negatively impacted

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COVID-19 Vaccinations. All WVU students and employees based in Morgantown who completed a WVU questionnaire expressing interest in receiving a vaccine will receive an email to register and schedule their appointment. COVID-19 Vaccination WVU Medicine planning mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics. By Mike Nolting. January 11, 2021 - 4:15 pm. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia is leading the nation in the rate of distribution of COVID. WVU coronavirus (COVID-19) news for July 23, 2021

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Nurse navigators offer immediate, expert advice with a simple phone call: 1-844-484-2360. And, if you've had contact with a COVID-19 infected person, Care Connection works in tandem with WVU Medicine Employee Health to guide you along the right path. Care Connection is a free program for you -- our team -- and the people who depend on you WV DHHR: COVID-19 Daily Update 7-28-2021. WV DHHR: COVID-19 Daily Update 7-28-2021. July 28, 2021 - WVU in the News: Coronavirus. WVU coronavirus (COVID-19) news for July 28, 2021. Welcome back: Students discover connections, place and purpose at WVU Campus viewed from Blaney House Friday, May 14, 2021. (WVU Photo/Jennifer Shephard) CHARLESTON — Despite receiving more than $100 million in COVID-19 relief dollars since March 2020, it wasn't.

The Return to Campus website has updates about WVU's fall semester. Visit coronavirus.wvu.edu and CDC.gov for health resources related to the global pandemic. New A virtual Campus Conversation on West Virginia University's COVID-19 Response and Budget was held on Thursday, April 23 through a Zoom webinar. The session was co-facilitated by Maryanne Reed, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, and Rob Alsop, vice president for Strategic Initiatives COVID-19 Social Media Toolkit WVU is partially in-person for fall, and looks to continue that trend in the Spring semester. We've created some graphics that are free to use across social media for posts to communicate COVID-19 health and safety The WVU Board of Governors in June approved a $1.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2022, covering the 2021-22 school year — a 1.5% budget increase over $1.083 billion for fiscal year 2021

A detailed plan for broad-based, initial testing will be shared in the coming weeks. WVU will continue to conduct surveillance testing throughout the fall semester. Q: Will I be required to do in-person work even if I am concerned about COVID-19 exposure May 1: WVU announces plans to bring students back to its three campuses in the fall. May 5: The WVU community raises more than $500,000 on #GivingTuesdayNow for a WVU Foundation emergency fund to help students affected by COVID-19. May 6: WVU announces procedure for students to retrieve belongings from residence halls Tuesday, April 13. West Virginia made national headlines leading the nation for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. Behind that rollout has been a comprehensive communication plan informed by marketing research performed by WVU's Public Interest Communication Research Lab. In a matter of a few months, the research team gained an understanding. The reusable to-go program is something we've wanted to do for a few years now, Traci Knabenshue, sustainability director at WVU said. It was a pre-Covid effort, but Covid obviously put a big emphasis on that because so many more students last academic year were taking meals to-go from the dining hall West Virginia University is expected to receive $20.2 million from the federal If enacted, the temporary furlough plan would apply to WVU and its divisional campuses (WVU Visit coronavirus.wvu.edu for the latest COVID -19 news, information and resources

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CHARLESTON — Despite receiving more than $100 million in COVID-19 relief dollars since March 2020, it wasn't enough to offset lost revenue at West Virginia University, resulting in an increase in tuition rates. The WVU Board of Governors approved in June a $1.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2022, covering the 2021-2022 school year — [ Visit coronavirus.wvu.edu and CDC.gov for health resources related to the global What is West Virginia's Next Step in Vaccination Plan? WVU Today: WVU Pharmacy professor drives effort to administer COVID-19 vaccine to West Virginia teachers. Safety precautions ahead of the Inauguration Day Period West Virginia University School of. WVU researchers ventured into the sewers, developed software for robots and tapped into renewable wood, all in the name of science and fighting COVID-19. A Survivor's Legacy Betty Puskar survived breast cancer Dr. Marsh addresses concerns about COVID-19 vaccines at WVU. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Some parents and students at the West Virginia University School of Medicine are unhappy with how they perceive the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Many parents and students are penning and voicing their complaints about what they see as an unfair process Data-Driven COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Tuesday, April 13 at 12 p.m. EST. West Virginia made national headlines leading the nation for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. Behind that rollout has been a comprehensive communication plan informed by marketing research performed by WVU's Public Interest Communication Research Lab

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Coronavirus and Prisons: A Deadly Combination. The COVID-19 virus has spread like wildfire throughout the globe, causing mass hysteria and a rise in anxiety. In an effort to slow the spread of the virus, schools have been closed, sporting events have been cancelled, beaches have been closed, and even entire cities have been locked down We ask that registrants only sign up for training that they plan to attend and be respectful of others by cancelling at least one day prior to the course if unable to attend. Please note: Face-to-face courses with fewer than 3 registrants may be cancelled and rescheduled. SOLE Support solesupport@hsc.wvu.edu 304-293-2491, Option The WVU School of Nursing DNP Nurse Anesthetist Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) until 2024. Contact the COA by phone at 847-655-1160, on the web at www.coacrna.org, or at 222 S. Prospect Ave., Suite 304, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001 WVU Medical Access and Referral System (MARS): 304-598-6000 Mon Health Medical Center: 304-285-3798. Resources coronavirus.wvu.edu. Learn more about Coronavirus, watch an interview with expert Dr. Kathy Moffett, read about myths vs. facts, see the Experts, news, and more Gov. Justice names WVU's Clay Marsh to lead COVID-19 efforts for West Virginia. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice recently named Clay Marsh, M.D., West Virginia University's vice president and executive dean for Health Sciences, the state's COVID-19/Coronavirus Czar during a press conference at the Capitol Complex in Charleston

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  1. West Virginia University is directing all supervisors to maximize the number of employees who are working from home. Faculty and staff should work with their supervisors to make alternative work arrangements (e.g., flexing work schedules, teleworking, completing alternative tasks, etc.) whenever possible. However, staff also can work with their supervisor to request up to 80 hours of special.
  2. ary plans Wednesday, June 3, detailing what the fall and spring semesters will look like as a result of the continued COVID-19 pandemic. Students will return to campus and in-person classes will resume for WVU's fall semester; however, it will look a bit different than pre-coronavirus
  3. 6) With Science Adventure School rapidly growing, this is the perfect opportunity to pilot a spring season pending discussions with our partners. 7) Cost increases for accommodating COVID-19 protocol (observing the strictest guidelines between WVU, Summit Bechtel Reserve, and State Board of Education) would drastically reduce the number of.
  4. All West Virginia University students, faculty and staff who are above the age of 18 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as announced by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Tuesday (March 22). Those students and employees who reside outside of West Virginia also are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time

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  1. West Virginia University's Encova Center offers webinars to help state businesses successfully navigate COVID-19 comeback Lauren Nagy Tuesday, May 05, 2020 In a hopeful, cautious step forward, West Virginia is starting the process of reopening its doors for business this week after stay-at-home orders were issued in response to the COVID-19.
  2. WVU Benefits Strategy would like to share important information regarding Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Whether or not an employee is currently enrolled in a Medical FSA or Dependent FSA through Mountaineer Flexible Benefits (FBMC), the information below pertains to all benefits-eligible employees under the special circumstances related to COVID-19
  3. We knew that 50% of our deaths from COVID-19 were from this population. In addition, our average age of death from COVID-19 in West Virginia is 77 and that 77.5% of our deaths were in residents greater than aged 70. Thus, our initial plan included the commitment to vaccinate our nursing home residents and staff
  4. g that would ask Governor Jim Justice to remove WVU's COVID-19 statistics from the numbers used to deter
  5. Special Statement regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus): The WVU Outdoor Education Center is currently monitoring the situation, and will operate under stated federal, state and university guidelines. All Adventure Basecamp programs are suspended until further notice. New program requests are being taken on a case by case basis and with the.
  6. Summer 2021: COVID-19 Considerations Adventure WV has worked hard to develop a thorough and complete plan to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. You can read about this plan, which includes participant responsibilities, by visiting our FAQs and our Coronavirus page

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  1. So that we better serve our students in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis, CCPPS will temporarily provide distance counseling via telephone or secure video conferencing to currently enrolled WVU students who meet the eligibility criteria for distance counseling services
  2. A: WVU has prepared and will continue to update information for students here. Here are some of our best tips for success: Schedule the same time each week to do your work. Get into a routine. Stay motivated! Figure out your peak productivity time. Get organized and keep track of your assignments.Pay close attention to written instructions and.
  3. As we prepare to welcome back students, faculty and staff to campus, West Virginia University is providing additional guidance on COVID-19 testing requirements for the fall semester. As previously shared, students, faculty and staff who have verified their vaccination status with WVU will not be required to undergo COVID-19 testing at the beginning of the semester
  4. West Virginia University, with its statewide institutional presence, resides on land that includes ancestral territories of the Shawnee, Lenape (Delaware), Haudenosaunee (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, Tuscarora), Cherokee, and many other Indigenous peoples. In acknowledging this, we recognize and appreciate those Indigenous nations.
  5. The WVU Student Recreation Center is a smoke-free facility. Smoking, tobacco use and vaping in any form are prohibited. No food, drink (except water in a closed container) or chewing gum is permitted beyond the control area of the Student Recreation Center. All food items must be consumed in the lounge area of the free zone
  6. MyHousing at West Virginia University. WVU offers students numerous options for housing on each of our three campuses -- Morgantown, Potomac State College in Keyser, and WVU Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) in Beckley. We recognize each student is unique and that a one size fits all approach is not what students want when they are.
  7. COVID-19 Self-Screening Form. Complete before participating in any at-home or out-of-town competitions. Facility Request Form. Complete to request space to host a game/match/tournament at Mylan Park, Student Rec Center, Evansdale Fields, Med Center Fields, etc. Due two weeks prior to event date. Visiting Team Informed Consent Form

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Coming Back from COVID. Literacy and Education Executive Director Naomi Boyd explains five ways her team is moving mountains to propel WVU students and West Virginia Forward. Read Article > Share: Alumni Spotlight The Plan is a Moving Target. Nov 19, 2020 8 minute read If a person has a positive COVID-19 test, he or she must immediately begin isolation and contact WVU Shared Services. If a person had COVID-19 in the prior 90 days, he or she will not be required to show a negative test result, but will be required to show proof of the previous positive test result and contact WVU Shared Services • COVID-19 kits to maintain a high level of sanitization. • Wilderness First Aid training with a special emphasis on COVID-19 and disease transmission. • Specific Policies & Procedures in the event a trip member displays COVID-19 symptoms, including consult with WVU Medicine professionals and evacuation, lodging, and isolation procedures What's the news? The COVID-19 pandemic has changed higher education; however, West Virginia University students across all disciplines are working to change the pandemic, as well. WVU School of Dentistry students collaborated with Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources to design PPE. Eight student observers partnered with the CDC to observe mask usage on college campuses Due to the closure of WVU due to COVID-19, we will be cancelling the March and April Frontline Professionals Meetings. Welcome WVU Employees! The more we stay connected and informed, the better we can assist students, families and others at WVU. Front Line Professionals meetings provide a venue to all WVU employees to connect, share and learn

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To plan your event or for additional questions, please contact the Mill's director, Truman Wolfe at 304-269-5100. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and circumstances change, guidelines will be updated. Complete the Liability Waiver & Releas Good afternoon, Riverhawks, This message is intended to provide a COVID-19 update to the WVU Parkersburg family. Any confirmed cases at WVUP have so far been contained to students learning remotely, and we can confirm no cases of exposed students or employees testing positive and spreading to the community at this time

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NEW RAPID COVID-19 TESTING LAB ESTABLISHED AT WVU Also on Wednesday, Gov. Justice followed up on West Virginia University's announcement this morning that they have teamed up with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to create a new Rapid Development Lab at the WVU Health Sciences Center in Morgantown. This new lab will be used to develop, validate, and implement complex. West Virginia University at Parkersburg is also moving toward a new normal, and this email serves to modify our current COVID-19 protocols for utilization of campus facilities. West Virginia's Governor Jim Justice has announced June 20, 2021, as a target date for all mask requirements in West Virginia to be lifted West Virginia University Carruth Center If he decides to attend in-person classes, he could follow the university's COVID-19 guidelines and come up with a plan to minimize the chances that he will contract COVID-19. This could include being sure to have PPE and sanitizing materials and accepting that his experience will still be very. West Virginia University Health Sciences Vice President and Executive Dean Dr. Clay Marsh sent the following letter to the campus community Friday, March 6: . Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Stats, Facts and What to Do. There is a lot of anxiety about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but remember, there's no reason to panic.Here's what we know: This novel coronavirus shares similarity to other.