Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

WLU monitors the COVID-19 situation carefully. This page provides links and info to help you as we deal with the unprecedented changes brought on by the pandemic. Like you, we want to keep campus safe!

As always, WLU advises students and faculty to avoid nonessential travel to areas, cities and countries with contagious disease outbreaks. Help us keep campus safe and report your travel below. Thank you!

Do you have symptoms of COVID-19? Please contact your medical professional. Our on-campus Student Health Services is available by phone and TeleHealth only at this time. Contact WVDHHR Hotline at 1.800.887.4304.


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View all news at westliberty.edu/news. Media Relations Contact: Maureen Zambito 304.280.6074


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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 stay on top the quickly changing national and statewide COVID-19 emergency and to meet this unprecedented challenge.

  • Campus Police Chief Joseph Montemurro (chair)
  • Vice President of Student Services Residence Life Scott Cook (cabinet member)
  • 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 Smiths

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].