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COVID Testing Available Nov. 18 to Residence Hall Students, COVID Testing Available to Commuters via Mineral County Health Department’s Free Testing Sites

As part of the College’s ongoing surveillance testing efforts and in order to keep students and their families safe, the College is requiring all students that currently reside on campus to participate in COVID testing on Wednesday Nov. 18 at the J. Edward Kelley Rec Center on campus. This gives students an opportunity to test before returning home for the holiday and completion of the semester.  

If students participated in last week’s round of testing, they do not have to participate but can if they choose to do so.  If an individual has not been tested yet or tested prior to 11/11/2020, the College will still require participation in this upcoming testing opportunity Nov. 18. Please note, if you have already gone home for the semester you are not required to test.   

Students failing to comply with these testing requirements, will be subject to disciplinary action through the Office of Student Conduct, which may include interim suspension, educational requirements, removal from courses, a campus ban in designated areas, removal from residence halls, University probation, deferred suspension, suspension or expulsion, or fines.  

This is an opportunity to keep you and your loved ones safe.  

All residence hall students should have received an invitation in their email with a link to register for tomorrow’s COVID testing on campus. If you did not receive an invitation or you have questions, please email: PSCstudentexperience@mail.wvu.edu. 


PLEASE READ! Important information to know regarding the upcoming COVID surveillance testing on campus Nov. 18:  

  • This will be a saliva sample. Please refrain from eating, drinking, smoking vaping or chewing for at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment time. However, you will want to make sure that you are well hydrated throughout the day so that you can provide appropriate saliva sample at time of testing.
  • Bring your smartphone with you to register your sample. You will need to have a face covering on and remain socially distanced from others.  
  • Show up to your appointment at your designated time.  1-2 minutes early is sufficient.


Commuter students wanting to receive a COVID-19 test, can do so through the Mineral County Health Department’s free COVID-19 testing sites scheduled as follows:

COVID Testing Schedule