MORGANTOWN (WVUToday)--West Virginia University was notified Sunday afternoon (April 12) by the Monongalia County Health Department that a resident in one of its residence halls tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19.
WVU is working with MCHD and West Virginia’s state public health officials to ensure the health and safety of all residents and employees who have recently been working in the Evansdale Residential Complex, more commonly referred to as Towers. The following steps are being implemented, effective immediately:
MCHD is contact tracing to alert anyone who may have been in close contact with the individual in recent days.
Continue to follow the Governor’s order to stay at home and MCHD’s guidance to wear a mask or face cover in public.
A reminder that all should continue adhering to good hygiene practices including washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close
If you are feeling sick, call first before seeking medical care. Students with health questions or concerns should contact WVU Medicine Student Health at (304) 285-7200. The West Virginia Department of Health and
Other questions may be directed to the MCHD at (304) 598-5100 or email [email protected].