CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES

WLU released new guidelines for a Fully Reopened Campus for Fall 2021 on July 12, 2021. These guidelines follow all CDC and West Virginia mandates and were approved by the President’s Cabinet (click here).

Guidelines will be reviewed regularly and may change as necessary moving forward.

We ask all students, faculty, staff and visitors to be alert to changes that we announce via email and on this webpage.  

Student failure to comply with the university guidelines is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and may result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. 

Faculty and Staff must register their COVID Vaccine status by Aug. 13  with the Human Resources Department by completing a simple survey, linked here. The resulting data will be securely stored and only HR has accessEmployee failure to comply with university guidelines will result in corrective action up to and including termination. 

Vaccinations are the best line of defense against COVID-19 and we encourage everyone to get vaccinated. For more information, please visit wv.gov vaccine info

WLU is committed to the safety of its students, employees and visitors.

Thank you for following pandemic guidelines.

Student Health Services

 

Students can be seen by walk-in or appointment Monday-Friday between 7am-3pm. Telehealth appointments are available.

 

All students will be screened for fever and COVID symptoms prior to entering. 

 

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. 

 

After hours, students may be seen at Doctors Urgent Care of Wheeling Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday, 8am-noon. Please call ahead at 304-232-1020 if you’re having COVID symptoms.

 

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

 

For additional questions, e-mail Director of Student Health Services Christy Bennington at [email protected].

 

Thank you for following pandemic guidelines.


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