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If you have been identified as a close contact

For up-to-date COVID information and University policies, please visit our WVU Return to Campus website.

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If you receive a notification from the County Health Department or another source that you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, you are required to let the University know at  TechStudentLife@mail.wvu.edu.

During this time, we ask that you stay calm and use the following guidance. As a member of the community, it is critical that you take these necessary measures to keep everyone safe. You are expected to follow all University rules and policies.

You must limit your exposure to others and remain in your room as much as possible. If you must leave your residence, you  must wear a mask/face covering, follow physical distance guidelines and avoid large groups of people.

If you:

Have been fully vaccinated and boosted
OR
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last six months
OR
Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last two months

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5 or if you become symptomatic.

If you:

Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over six months ago and are not boosted
OR
Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted
OR
Are unvaccinated

  • Stay home for five days, avoiding class and other events. After that continue to wear a mask around others for five additional days.
  • Test on day 5 or if you become symptomatic.
  • Return to class and other activities after negative results are received, if you remain symptom free.


If you fail to comply with this quarantine requirement, you will be subject to disciplinary action through the Office of Student Conduct, which may include interim suspension, educational requirements, removal from courses, a campus ban in designated areas, removal from residence halls, University probation, deferred suspension, suspension or expulsion.

BEFORE QUARANTINE

  • You will be contacted by the Raleigh County Health Department or the WVU Tech CARE team and provided quarantine guidelines and medical guidance. 
  • If residing on campus, a representative from Housing and Residence Life will contact you to provide resources for your personal and care needs. 
  • You should contact your Professors to let them know you are in quarantine.

DURING QUARANTINE

  • While you are in quarantine, you can reach out to the CARE Team for any needs — from academic to mental health and any other considerations.
  • If you develop symptoms of COVID-19: Contact WVU Tech Student Health at  304.929.1241 or your primary care physician.