The Return to Campus website displayed on a laptop, August 24, 2021.
(WVU Photo/Morgan Goff)
West Virginia University will be moving its COVID-19 dashboards from the current back-to-campus website, along with other pandemic information and related resources, to a new website, wvu.edu/covid, at from Monday, May 16.
The final dashboard update for the Morgantown campus will be on Friday, May 13, before the start of spring. Likewise, the final updates to the WVU Potomac State College and WVU Institute of Technology Dashboards posted on May 6, prior to launch ceremonies at Keyser and Beckley campuses.
“Although this virus will be with us for the foreseeable future and we will continue to monitor disease trends closely, we now have widespread access to vaccines, better therapies and the knowledge of the past two years to better guide our decisions. on how to protect ourselves and others around us in the community,” said Dr. Jeffrey Coben, Dean of the School of Public Health and Associate Vice President for Health Affairs. “All of these can help us successfully navigate the evolution of COVID-19.”
WVU strongly encourages, but does not require, that everyone remain optimally protected against COVID-19 by getting their primary vaccine series and keeping up to date with a booster dose if eligible to receive one.
To determine when they are eligible and due for a booster shot (or any shot of COVID-19), residents of West Virginia are encouraged to use the WV COVID-19 Vaccination Due Date Calculator, a tool online that helps anyone determine when they may become due for a COVID-19 vaccine. Access the calculator by scrolling down to vaccinate.wv.gov.
WVU Medicine Student Health will continue to make the Pfizer vaccine available to WVU students at its clinic in the Health and Education Building on the Morgantown campus. Walk-in appointments are offered during regular business hours.
WVU will continue to work with local health departments, including the Monongalia County Health Department in Morgantown, on future vaccination opportunities. Upcoming vaccination clinics will be posted at livre.novelhealth.ai/MCHDC.
Students, faculty, and staff who have already verified their vaccination status for their primary vaccine series and received a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should visit the vaccine verification system and enter their booster details via StarRez (WVU Housing Portal) at myhousing.wvu.edu Next these instructions.
Students, faculty and staff who have not yet verified their vaccination status with the University for any COVID-19 vaccines are urged to do so by visiting myhousing.wvu.edu and next these instructions. A video tutorial is also available.
COVID-19 tests are now readily available through local health departments, pharmacies, and through the federal government’s website, covidtests.gov, which allows people to register for up to two rounds of four COVID-19 tests. 19 free, which will be shipped directly. to the individual’s household.
For their personal safety and the safety of others, students and employees should not ignore symptoms of COVID-19. People with symptoms of COVID-19 should not report to campus for work or classes.
All members of the WVU community are required to report if they test positive for COVID-19 or are quarantined due to suspected or known exposure to COVID-19. At Morgantown, students and employees must report positive results to [email protected].
Questions relating to COVID-19 and WVU health and safety protocols can be emailed to [email protected] or by calling 304-293-6006.
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