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Universal Mask Policy

West Virginia Wesleyan College is implementing a universal mask policy for students, faculty, staff and campus guests in public indoor and outdoor spaces.  Wesleyan students, faculty, staff and campus guests must always properly wear adequate face coverings (mask or face shield) in public indoor and outdoor spaces.  Proper mask use includes covering the nose, mouth and chin, with a secure strap(s).  For more information, visit the CDC website.

This is a zero-tolerance policy.  Campus Safety & Security will take appropriate action to enforce the Universal Mask Policy.

Campus guests, including the local community, who come to campus property for exercise, sight-seeing, etc., must adhere to the Universal Mask Policy.

To help clarify, the Universal Mask Policy includes the following spaces:

  • Classrooms
  • Restrooms
  • Dining Hall (except when actively engaged in the consumption of food and/or beverage)
  • Cats Claw (except when actively engaged in the consumption of food and/or beverage)
  • Wellness Center
  • Campus Fleet Vehicles (when two or more individuals are in the vehicle)
  • Common areas of office suites
  • Hallways/Stairwells
  • Elevators
  • Library (except when actively engaged in the consumption of food and/or beverage)
  • Sports and Athletic Venues
  • Communal restrooms in residence halls
  • All outdoor spaces, including walkways between campus buildings and green spaces on campus
  • Any other indoor or outdoor space where there may be interaction with others

Masks are not required in personal spaces, such as:

  • Residence Hall Room (door closed)
  • In the shower (mask must be worn between the residence hall room and communal restroom)
  • Student Apartment/House
  • Personal Vehicle
  • Campus Fleet Vehicle (when one individual in in the vehicle)
  • Campus Office (when individuals are able to physically isolate in a physically separated office or other space when no others are present)

Campus Safety and Security will be able to assist you with a new mask, as necessary.  The first mask is free of charge; all subsequent masks may be purchased at a nominal fee at cost.

Questions? Call or text the WVWC COVID-19 Response Hotline: (304) 473-8274