Continued diligence will make a safer semester

The 2022 spring semester is underway, and West Virginia University is updating its guidance for everyone to remain safe and healthy while the omicron variant continues to affect the community.

Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, indoors in all WVU System buildings and facilities through February 25.

WVU strongly encourages everyone to get vaccinated and boosted. Boosters significantly enhance vaccine effectiveness against infection of the omicron variant and also decrease the risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death for those who are vaccinated but become infected with COVID-19.

Those on the Health Sciences Campus involved in patient care, including residents, fellows and students may be required to follow separate WVU Health System or other clinical provider’s policies, including those related to COVID-19, such as masks, PPE and vaccinations.

Testing is offered at the WVU Rec Center and WVU’s COVID-19 Dashboard is updated every Wednesday.

For more information on testing and monitoring, isolation and quarantine, and other return to campus information, visit WVU’s Return to Campus website.

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Omicron is Different from Delta