Sept. 9, 2020
Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,
I’d like to thank the many careful members of our community who diligently follow our CDC recommended safety guidelines of social distancing, mask wearing, hand sanitation and avoidance of large social groups during the pandemic.
Since Friday, Sept. 4, West Liberty University has had additional positive COVID-19 cases reported by its students. We now have 11 active cases, confirmed by the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department and a few additional ones still being investigated.
These students are in isolation or were sent home to recover. This number means that we are at a .50% positivity rate, which is low.
We want to be transparent and inform you quickly but at the same time, information must be confirmed by the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department and it takes time to do this. The professionals at the Health Department also are in charge of Contact Tracing and we respond to the orders and suggestions that they make.
Beginning this week, we will post our positive case number provided by the Health Department weekly each Wednesday on our coronavirus page to keep you informed.
We encourage all our students and staff to remain safe by avoiding large gatherings and parties and to wear your mask in any circumstance where social distancing is difficult.
If you feel sick, please contact your doctor or call our Student Health Services at 304-336-8049 from 7 am – 3 pm, Monday-Friday for phone advice or to schedule appointment. After hours, please contact Doctors Urgent Care in Wheeling.
Thank you and be safe.
President Stephen Greiner