COVID-19 Campus Safety Policies
West Virginia Wesleyan College continues to support the safety and well-being of our campus community as students arrive for the 2022-2023 year. The College strongly encourages all students, faculty, and staff to get vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. We are proud of the progress our campus community has made to date. We continue to urge all members of the Wesleyan campus community to follow all safety and public health protocols outlined by the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). While COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged, they are not required at this time.
Students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should visit the health center or a local clinic. Rapid testing kits will be available for sale in the Bobcat Den retail store and are also accessible at local stores and pharmacies in and around Buckhannon.
Students testing positive for COVID-19 should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (304) 473-8274. A limited capacity of isolation housing will be available for students if necessary. We encourage students to go home, if possible, seek an appointment with their family doctor, and follow up with a PCR test.
Indoor masking will only be required, regardless of vaccination status, for all students, faculty, staff, and guests when the number of active campus cases rises to 25 or the COVID-19 Safety Team deems masking necessary for the protection of the campus community.
The masking requirement will remain in place until the case counts drop to a reasonable level. Mask-related communications will only be sent via e-mail message when a status change occurs.
The West Virginia Wesleyan College Athletic Department will be following MEC and NCAA COVID guidelines. Currently, it is recommended that athletes experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms should test and then follow campus guidelines.
Classes will be offered in-seat for the 2022-2023 year unless otherwise designated on the course schedule. Students who need to isolate should contact the professors for each of their classes. It is up to the individual faculty member as to what accommodations will be offered, but it is the responsibility of the student to keep up with the required coursework.