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West Virginia Wesleyan College Statement on COVID-19 Campus Protocols

May 10, 2021

Buckhannon, W.Va. – West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) released the following updates to its COVID-19 protocols, which may be found at

With the conclusion of the Spring 2021 Semester, West Virginia Wesleyan College is now segueing into the summer months with continued awareness of COVID-19, while also easing into the new normal as prescribed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department.

Guests to campus will still, for now, be required to submit a COVID-19 liability waiver prior to arrival on campus, as well as a temperature check once on campus – regardless of vaccination status. Your WVWC host will update you on those protocols prior to any meetings or events on Wesleyan’s campus.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department public health guidelines are in effect on campus. For example, vaccinated individuals who are outside do not have to wear a face mask, per CDC guidance. For more information, go to

The State of West Virginia’s indoor mask mandate is still in effect for campus buildings, for now.

The College will continue to be transparent with both the campus community and the Buckhannon-Upshur community and will send communications regarding COVID-19 cases, protocols and policies, as needed. The College also reserves the right to make science-based decisions to protect its campus community at any time. Stay tuned for updates on


West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan one of its 2021 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan a “Top 20” Best Value – Regional Universities (South) and one of the “Top 75” Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 40 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, and nursing; 22 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 70 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit