As of April 19, 2021

0 cases*

active cases

* Includes students and employees

WLU’s campus follows pandemic procedures of wearing a face mask indoors, social distancing and good hand sanitation. Thank you for complying!

Please refer to our Return to Campus for students, visitors and families. Employees visit our Return to Workplace document for more information.

COVID-19 testing for 2021 began with a Jan. 19 mass testing for students & employees and continues with surveillance testing of 10% of students weekly.

January mass testing found 40 positive results out of 1,569 tests (5 of the 40 were employees). As of March 29, we’re down to 1 active cases found at surveillance testing last week. We post numbers weekly, on Monday.

Surveillance testing takes place from 9 am – 2 pm on Tuesdays, throughout the semester.

Vaccinations are coordinated by county health departments and most employees are now vaccinated. Link to vaccine info

Hilltopper Athletics are live again but without fans.

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


Students can be seen by walk-in or appointment. Telehealth appointments are available. 

Students who have been exposed to COVID or who are experiencing fever, cough, or other respiratory symptoms should call ahead at 304-336-8049 for an appointment. Students are seen Monday-Friday between 7am-3pm. All students will be screened for fever and COVID symptoms prior to entering.


Students displaying symptoms of COVID-19 are referred to Doctors Urgent Care where providers are available from 8 am – 6 pm, Monday – Friday and 8 am – noon, Saturday – SundayPlease call ahead at 304.232.1020 if you’re having symptoms.


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


Thank you for following pandemic guidelines. 

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Introduction | News | WHO video

View all news at Media Relations Contact: Maureen Zambito 304.280.6074

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 Chief & Director of Public Safety 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
  • Chief Information Officer/Chief Operations Officer Joseph Rodella (cabinet member)
  • 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].