MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University students and faculty who do not verify their vaccination status with the university by Aug. 1 will have to submit a valid coronavirus test result upon arriving on campus.
The institution on Monday announced updated coronavirus guidelines, including a reminder about updating one’s vaccination status online.
Individuals who do not submit their information must deliver a printed copy of a negative test result to a university health care professional within 48 hours of their arrival on campus. The university has set up three locations for people to drop off their information:
— College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences; Aug. 2-17 (Monday through Friday) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
— Mountainlair; Aug. 12-20 (Monday through Friday) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
— Health Sciences; Aug. 9-20 (Monday through Friday) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Aug. 14 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Students and faculty who do not comply with coronavirus testing requirements may face discipline under university policies.
Students, faculty and staff who have verified their coronavirus vaccination status with the university will not be required to undergo additional coronavirus tests. They will also be exempt from random sample testing throughout the fall semester.
Students can verify their vaccination status at https://myhousing.wvu.edu/student/312BE6F2/1/1/Home-MyHousing_at_West_Vi.
People who are not fully vaccinated will be subject to random sample testing until they are fully vaccinated. They must also quarantine for at least 14 days after exposure to someone who tested positive for the coronavirus, obtain testing if symptoms develop, quarantine for five days following out-of-state travel, and wear a mask indoors and when outdoors around others.
The university also announced it is continuing to work with the Monongalia County Health Department to offer optional free coronavirus testing at the WVU Student Recreation Center. Testing will take place Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m. starting Aug. 2. No appointment is necessary.