WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., 4 p.m., March 24, 2020 — In order to keep campus informed about the rapidly changing COVID-19 crisis response, West Liberty University is issuing the following update:
- Gov. Jim Justice issued a “Stay at Home”order that goes into effect at 8 p.m. tonight.
- Online and alternative learning formats for in-seat classes will continue through the end of the spring semester. For more information, click here.
- All April events on both the Highlands Center and Main campus are cancelled.
- Elbin Library hours are reduced to 8 a.m. – noon, Monday – Friday, beginning March 25. The library is not open to the public, campus ID required.
- Barnes & Nobles Bookstore on campus is closed, please email [email protected] or visit online.
- Beginning Thursday, March 26 Jazzman’s will close until further notice.
- Beginning Friday, March 27, the Marketplace will serve breakfast sandwiches and coffee from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Monday – Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be lunch and dinner only; same time frames. Take out only.
- As a result of the “Stay at Home” order, students cannot return to campus to gather belongings or move out until the order is terminated by subsequent executive order.
- When students are permitted to retrieve belongings, WLU will limit the number of students on campus throughout the process. For questions or an emergency request, please contact the Housing Office at [email protected] or call 304.336.8345 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Office of Housing & Residence Life offers virtual office hours via Zoom from 10 – 11 a.m. and 2 – 3 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday or visit the Housing Office webpage.
West Liberty University regrets any inconvenience experienced during this national emergency and is grateful to its staff, faculty and students for its cooperation and patience during this crisis. Campus and the public are encouraged to visit westliberty.edu/news for updates. Or you may email [email protected] with questions.
Also visit the CDC and the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources websites for more information or call the state hotline: 800.887.4304.