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Your Roommate Tests Positive

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

OVERVIEW

As some who lives with a COVID-19 positive person within the residence hall, you are automatically considered a "close contact." Please stay calm and use the following guidance.  You will first be notified by a telephone call or student notification email, which will be sent to your MIX email.

Please note: If you receive a notification that you need to quarantine prior to being notified by a student notification email, 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.

As someone who lives with a COVID-19 positive person within the residence hall, you are automatically considered a “close contact.”

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 ten 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 two 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.


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 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 Dean of Students Office and provided quarantine guidelines and medical guidance. 
  • 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. 
  • Your Residence Hall Coordinator will be notified that you have a COVID-19 related situation that requires you to quarantine, and they will be provided with information that can be helpful to you and your peers around you.
  • If you decide to leave campus for your quarantine period, you must notify the Housing and Residence Life representative. You will be provided additional guidance for this situation.

DURING QUARANTINE

MEALS

If you are required to quarantine due to the criteria mentioned earlier in this letter, you may leave your residence hall to pick up food and other necessities, but you must wear a well-fitted mask during the time outside of your residence hall room
  • While you are in quarantine, you can reach out to the CARE Team and/or Housing and Residence Life staff 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