Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources


Our priority over the past 3 years, as we have transitioned from pandemic to endemic, has been to protect the vulnerable and keep our campus community as safe as possible. While vaccination and prior infections offer protection from severe illness, WLU will continue to have guidelines in place.

Masks on Campus
Masks are not required on WLU campuses but are always welcomed. The University will continue to stock dispensers with disposable masks and hand sanitizer.
While faculty and advisors may not require masks, they may share that they prefer masks to be worn in their classrooms and/or offices. Virtual options for non-class office meetings are also available for those who are not comfortable meeting without a mask.

COVID Vaccination and Boosters
COVID vaccination is not required but is strongly recommended. The most up to date information on COVID vaccination recommendations can be found on the CDC website. COVID vaccination can be received at the Ohio County Health Department and local pharmacies.

COVID Testing
Student Health Services will continue to offer free COVID testing for symptomatic individuals from 7am-5pm by appointment (304-336-8049). Please wear a mask when entering Student Health Services.

Students who test positive should refer to the WLU COVID Isolation Guidelines. This will provide information about isolation and other resources you may need while in isolation.

WLU continues to follow CDC and local health department guidelines. For more information, please visit

WLU advises all students and faculty to avoid nonessential travel to areas/cities/countries with contagious disease outbreaks.

On-campus help, 7am-5pm

Students can be seen by walk-in or appointment Monday-Friday from 7am-3pm. Extended hours until 5pm are available by appointment. Free COVID testing is available for students who are experiencing symptoms.

Help, Doctor's Urgent Care

Providers are also available at Doctor’s Urgent Care Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-noon. COVID testing is available.