CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES

WLU President W. Franklin Evans issued a Memorandum on Aug. 6, 2021 that updated the mask rule in light of the national increase in active cases. As of today (Oct. 12) it remains in place indefinitely.

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 with the Human Resources Department by completing a simple survey, linked hereData is securely stored and only HR has access. Employee failure to comply with  guidelines will result in corrective action up to and including termination. 

Vaccinations are the best line of defense against COVID and WLU urges everyone to get vaxed. 

As of Oct. 12, 2021, WLU reports that 86 percent of its faculty and staff (all employees) are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As for students, 55 percent have been fully vaccinated.

 

Weekly COVID surveillance testing for students who do not submit proof of vaccination to the Student Health Portal begins on Tuesdays, Sept. 7.

 

Thank you.

Student Health Services is located on the lower level of Shaw Hall, near the Campus Police Department. 

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

All students are 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.

Click here to read the 2021 Protocol for Quarantine and Isolation in both symptomatic, asymptomatic, vaccinated and unvaccinated persons. 

After hours, students can 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. 

E-mail Director of Student Health Services Christy Bennington at [email protected].

WLU is committed to the safety of its campus. 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 (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

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].