Mask Up to Slow Down COVID-19

West Virginia University, including all Health Sciences campuses, is requiring all individuals regardless of vaccination status to wear a mask indoors in all WVU System buildings effective Sept. 13. The university has issued updated mask requirements due to the significant rise of COVID-19 cases in West Virginia, including the increasing instances of hospitalization across the state. Dr. Clay Marsh has called this “A Critical Moment for West Virginia.”

With safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines readily available, WVU strongly encourages students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated to help provide community immunity. It is also important to continue COVID-19 testing to help prevent infections.

We want everyone to continue having a safe and healthy fall semester. Visit to learn more about how to keep yourself and others safe.

Healthcare Simulation Week

The Center for Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety will host Healthcare Simulation week Monday, Sept. 13 through Friday, Sept. 17.

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STEPS embraces Simulation Week to highlight the technology and opportunities for our students to learn life-saving procedures and develop interprofessional communication skills before they get into patient care environments.
Daniel Summers STEPS Director