CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES

As of Nov. 18, 2020 (2021 count starts soon).

0 cases*

active cases

* Confirmed by Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department

As spring semester begins on Jan. 19, we urge everyone to follow pandemic procedures of wearing a face mask indoors, social distancing and good hand sanitation.

Details can be found at Return to Campus for students, visitors and families. Employees refer to our Return to Workplace document.

COVID-19 testing for spring 2021 includes both mass testing at the start of the semester (students & employees) and surveillance testing of 10 percent of the campus population weekly during the semester.

Instructions for testing was shared via email.

Vaccinations are coordinated by county health departments. Link to wv.gov vaccine info

Hilltopper Athletics are back in action without fans. Please visit hilltoppersports.com.

As of Nov. 18 (last random testing week) we had 9 active cases (7 students and 2 employees). We will report cumulative numbers soon. Mass testing takes place from 9 am – 3 pm daily, Jan. 19-22. 

Surveillance testing takes place from 9 am – 2 pm on Tuesdays, starting Jan. 26, 2021.

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 Student Health Services

 

In-Person and Telehealth appointments are available based on symptoms. Call 304-336-8049 from 7 am- 3 pm, Monday-Friday. 

 

Students are screened prior to entering our Health Services Office in order to mitigate the spread of the virus. All students and staff are encouraged to get a flu shot.

 

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