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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?

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.

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

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.