Episode 2 of WVU's COVID-19 podcast available now
In the latest episode, Dr. Ivan Martinez, virology expert, discusses all things RNA viruses. How long have they existed? Are they alive? How do we protect against them? What vaccines are being trialled, and are they safe?
Health Sciences community encouraged to complete Building Access Log and wear masks
To try and minimize the potential spread of COVID-19, Health Sciences leadership is asking all faculty, staff and students to document their building access via the Building Access Log form, as well as wear proper personal protective equipment.
West Virginia University launches new COVID-19 focused podcast series
A new podcast series produced by University Relations at West Virginia University will seek to answer questions about the new coronavirus, COVID-19. It is available now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Guidance on Illness Reporting Procedures for COVID-19
With the influx of individuals returning to campus over the next few weeks, guidance has been issued regarding what to do if students, faculty or staff feel ill or believe they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Behind the mask with a WVU doctor: What to wear and whether face coverings should be mandated
“To mask or to not mask” is no longer the primary question dominating the COVID-19 public discourse. As states reopen amid the pandemic, the question now is, “Should face coverings be required in public?”
Be prepared: Portal and most WVU applications will be offline May 22-24
Portal, MAP, eCampus, STAR and most other WVU services will be unavailable from 8 p.m. Friday, May 22 through noon on Sunday, May 24 while electrical equipment is replaced in the One Waterfront Place Data Center. During this time, faculty, staff and students also will be unable to log into any system requiring WVU Login credentials and Duo two-factor authentication. Passwords cannot be changed, and Duo bypass codes cannot be generated at login.wvu.edu.
‘I thought I could wait this out’: Fearing coronavirus, patients are delaying hospital visits, putting health and lives at risk
“Where have all the patients gone?” That’s what doctors in our West Virginia University hospitals began asking as the coronavirus pandemic spread.
Credit and non-credit options now available for online course on COVID-19 contact tracing
Launched earlier this month, this course aims to train a ready pool of public health investigators in West Virginia. Now available as both a free, non-credit course for volunteers and as a credit bearing course for students, all participants who complete the training are required to assist with contact tracing efforts as needed throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis.
COVID-19 update topic of community seminar
The seminar titled COVID-19 Update will air on May 19 at 7 p.m. on the WVU Medicine East Facebook page. Matthew Simmons, M.D., infectious disease specialist with WVU Medicine East, will offer the latest information on COVID-19 as he continues to work closely with local, state and federal authorities to monitor the outbreak.
COVID-19 Testing and Campus Update
As the University begins to increase some on-campus research and clinical activities, particularly at the Health Sciences Center, it is important to remember that current COVID-19 testing capacity remains limited and that social distancing recommendations are still in place.