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A message from Dean Hulsey - April 3, 2020

When talk of COVID-19 began, I don't think anyone imagined to the extent our lives would need to change in order to keep the spread down to protect our communities, our families and our friends.  

COVID-19 projections look bad, but following the rules can improve numbers

West Virginia University Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences Dr. Clay Marsh, now West Virginia’s COVID-19 czar, says in his blog that projections for deaths due to the virus are staggering, but West Virginians can “flatten the curve” and change outcomes by following the rules. Marsh warns that low numbers of COVID-19 spread should not cause complacency.

Talking to Kids about COVID-19

Family Life and routines have changed greatly with the Stay at Home order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. How do you talk to your kids about this crisis? WVU Medicine Children's Pediatric Psychologist Jenna Wallace has some tips on talking with your children about COVID-19.

WVU’s campus-wide effort harnesses creativity, innovation to support health care workers at WVU Medicine and around the state

A fashion designer stops creating clothing and turns her skills into making surgical masks. Cloth that might have been the mask for the Phantom of the Opera, instead is headed to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital to become a mask that protects a health care worker in the fight against COVID-19. This, and more, is how West Virginia University is putting skills and resources from its entire campus to battle the pandemic which has killed thousands worldwide.

Nurses need protective equipment, but supplies are dwindling worldwide

Personal protective equipment is a nurse’s “protection and shield” against the novel coronavirus, said Benjamin Klos, an instructor in the West Virginia University School of Nursing and registered nurse with WVU Medicine. Yet as more people seek medical care for COVID-19, nurses around the world are going through PPE faster than usual, diminishing stockpiles.

Refund Message related to Students’ Financial Accounts

Many current and prospective students received emails asking them to register for the Refund Portal of the Student Account Center. These are legitimate emails from the University and are related to students’ normal financial accounts.