As of September 23, 2020

0 cases*

active cases

* Confirmed by Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department

Please refer to the guidelines in our Return to Campus document for students, visitors and families. Employees should refer to our Return to Workplace document

All staff and students were tested by Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department at the beginning of the semester and this mass testing resulted in three positive individuals who are now out of isolation and recovered. 

We now have 2 active cases, confirmed by the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department. Active cases are in isolation.

We will update our active case number here every Wednesday.

Wear your mask, social distance, wash your hands and avoid large gatherings so we can stay safe together! 

When you are out in the community, please use the same safety precautions that you do on campus!

If you are having trouble breathing, have persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face, please call 911


During COVID-19, students are seen by appointment only at WLU Health Services. No walk-ins accepted. Telehealth appointments are available. Call 304-336-8049 from 7 am- 3 pm, Monday-Friday. 


Students are screened prior to entering our Health Services Office. Students displaying symptoms of COVID-19 are referred to Doctors Urgent Care for testing where providers are available from 8 am – 6 pm, Monday – Friday and 8 am – noon, Saturday – Sunday. Please call ahead at Doctors Urgent Care304.232.1020 if you’re having symptoms.


Email our Director of Student Health Services Christy Bennington at [email protected]

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  • Message From President Greiner

    Sept. 16, 2020 Dear Campus Community, We’re now halfway through week number five of the academic year and I am grateful to everyone who has accepted the serious challenge of

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  • Message from President Greiner

    Sept. 9, 2020 Dear Students, Staff and Faculty, I’d like to thank the many careful members of our community who diligently follow our CDC recommended safety guidelines of social distancing,

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  • COVID-19 Positive Tests Update

    WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 8, 2020 — Since Friday, Sept. 4, West Liberty University has had additional positive COVID-19 cases reported by its students. These positive tests are not part of

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  • COVID-19 Testing Result Holds at 3

    WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 31, 2020 — All COVID-19 lab tests from the Aug. 14 – 17 Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department mass testing held on the West Liberty University campus

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  • COVID-19 Testing Results Update

    WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 25, 2020 — As of 2:30 p.m., Aug. 25, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reports that not all lab results are back for the free COVID-19

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  • COVID-19 Testing Results

    WEST LIBERTY, Aug. 19, 2020 — Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is now receiving test results from the free COVID-19 Clinics held on campus from Aug. 14 – 17. Not all results

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Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)

Known simply as CIRT, WLU’s Critical Incident Response Team meets monthly throughout the year to prepare and discuss campus response to all types of emergencies. Its purpose is to ensure a safe, prepared, responsive campus in moments of crisis. During the pandemic, CIRT meets weekly via Zoom meetings to meet this unprecedented national challenge. Nothing is more important than safety on the Hilltop!

  • Vice President of Student Services Residence Life Scott Cook (cabinet member)
  • Campus Police Officer Ron Fox 
  • Executive Director of Housing and Student Life Marcella Snyder
  • Director of Health Services Christy Bennington
  • Director of Physical Plant Joe Mills
  • Director of Media Relations Maureen Zambito
  • Director of Information Technology (IT) Joseph Rodella
  • Director of Student Activities/Title IX Coordinator Kate Billings
  • Health and Safety Specialist Anthony Salatino
  • Human Resources Generalist Brian Schamp
  • Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Keith Bell
  • Assistant Director of Physical Plant Fritz Sweeney
  • Supervisor Campus Services Bob Saas
  • Athletics Healthcare Administrator and Head Athletic Trainer Jerry Duncan
  • Sports Information Rex Lancaster
  • West Liberty Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Bill Cox
  • WFF representative Shelly Smith

If you have questions for CIRT, please email [email protected].

Watch Video. Coronavirus: World Health Organization

What do you know about the novel Coronavirus that is causing the global health emergency? 

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Watch this short video to your left to find out more.

Further resources are available online on the World Health Organization website. 

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Introduction | News | WHO video

If you have questions for CIRT, please email [email protected].