Excerpt of a message from ASPPH President and CEO Laura Magana:
To try and minimize the potential spread of COVID-19, Health Sciences leadership is asking all faculty, staff and students to document their building access via the Building Access Log form, as well as wear proper personal protective equipment.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and West Virginia University’s Office of Health Affairs is conducting a series of virtual regional meetings across the state with the intention of gathering opinions on the accessibility and quality of care for substance abuse and mental health.
School of Public Health faculty and staff are invited to participate in a virtual Town Hall discussion as Dean Coben provides several important updates, including those that pertain to COVID-19 and expectations for a “new normal” as we prepare for the fall semester.
West Virginia University has awarded $6.72 million in emergency grants to students from funds provided through the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act.
A new podcast series produced by University Relations at West Virginia University will seek to answer questions about the new coronavirus, COVID-19. It is available now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Thanks to nominations from more than 900 students across the WVU system, the University is honoring 26 faculty members and instructors with Teaching MVP Awards for the Spring 2020 semester.
On Saturday, May 16, West Virginia University held an online commencement experience to recognize and honor its May 2020 graduates. Mountaineer Graduation Day, created due to social distancing restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, provided an opportunity for graduates to share in familiar commencement traditions while engaging in WVU's various social media platforms using #WVUgrad.
Social connections are an important part of health for all age groups. The Calling Community program pairs senior citizens with a college student for two fun conversations via phone per week for the summer semester.
The Monongalia County Health Department is collecting photos of people wearing masks, along with a statement about why they wear one, and invites School of Public Health faculty, staff and students to contribute. Photos and statements will be shared on the MCHD's social media accounts.