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WVU completes COVID-19 dashboard updates, transitions to new website as semester ends

Laptop showing WVU online COVID testing module.

West Virginia University will transfer its COVID-19 dashboards from the current Return to Campus website, as well as other pandemic information and related resources, to a new website, wvu.edu/covid, beginning Monday, May 16.  

The last dashboard update for the Morgantown campus will be Friday, May 13, ahead of Spring Commencement. Similarly, final updates to the WVU Potomac State Collegeand WVU Institute of Technology dashboards posted May 6, before Commencement ceremonies on the Keyser and Beckley campuses.

“While this virus will be with us for the foreseeable future, and we will continue to closely monitor disease trends, we now have widespread access to vaccines, better therapeutics and the knowledge of the past two years to better guide our individual decisions about how to protect ourselves and others around us in the community,” said Dr. Jeffrey Coben, dean of the School of Public Health and associate vice president for Health Affairs. “All of these can help us successfully navigate the evolution of COVID-19.” 

Vaccines

WVU strongly encourages, but does not require, everyone to stay optimally protected against COVID-19 by getting their primary vaccine series and staying up to date with a booster dose if they are eligible to receive one.

To determine when they are eligible and due for a booster shot (or any COVID-19 shot), West Virginians are encouraged to use the WV COVID-19 Vaccination Due Date Calculator, a free online tool that helps anyone figure out when they may become due for a COVID-19 shot. Access the calculator by scrolling down at vaccinate.wv.gov

Potomac State College – free vaccine sites in Keyser:

  • CVS Pharmacy, 45 South Mineral Street, (304) 788-3443
  • Med-A-Save Pharmacy, 818 South Mineral Street, (304) 788-6010 
  • Walgreens Pharmacy, 839 South Mineral Street, (304) 788-5931
  • Walmart Pharmacy, Located in the Walmart Supercenter, 148 US Route 220, (304) 788-8170
  • Mineral County Health Department, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 541 Harley O. Staggers Drive by appointment, (304) 788-1321 

Students, faculty and staff who already have verified their vaccination status for their primary vaccine series and have received a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should visit the Vaccine Verification System and enter details on their booster via StarRez (WVU’s housing portal) at myhousing.wvu.edu by following these instructions

Students, faculty and staff who have not yet verified their vaccination status with the University for any COVID-19 vaccine are asked to do so by visiting myhousing.wvu.edu and following these instructions. A video tutorial also is available.

Potomac State College -- COVID-19 testing schedule

The local Mineral County Health Department is offering the community free COVID-19 testing as follows:  

Mondays
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mineral County Health Department
541 Harley O. Staggers Drive
Keyser WV 26726

Community testing through the MCHD is open to Potomac State College students, employees and residents of Mineral County. Individuals who wish to be tested must bring identification (a driver's license or proof of address) to the testing site. Face masks and physical distancing are required. 

Safety protocols

For personal safety and the safety of others, students and employees should not ignore symptoms of COVID-19. Those with any COVID-19 symptoms should not report to campus for work or class.

All WVU community members are required to report if they test positive for COVID-19 or are quarantining due to suspected or known exposure to COVID-19. In Morgantown, students and employees should report their positive results to CareServices@mail.wvu.edu 

Questions related to COVID-19 and WVU’s health and safety protocols can be sent via email to SharedServices@mail.wvu.edu or by calling 304-293-6006.