For University-wide updates, please visit coronavirus.wvu.edu.
While this page will be updated to reflect new information as it is available, students should pay close attention to their email accounts and University channels for the most up-to-date information for this evolving situation.
Please note the additional information provided on the School of Public Health (SPH) coronavirus page in the 'Resources' and 'Event Updates' sections, as well as all previous announcements here. If you have SPH updates you'd like to share, please send them via email to Nikky Luna.
WVU Gov. Justice names WVU’s Clay Marsh to lead COVID-19 efforts for West Virginia
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice named Clay Marsh, M.D., West Virginia University’s vice president and executive dean for Health Sciences, the state’s COVID-19/Coronavirus Czar during a press conference at the Capitol Complex in Charleston on Thur., March 26. Marsh was asked to take this role, supported by West Virginia University, to coordinate activities related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
As part of this transition, Dean Jeffrey Coben, M.D., who also serves as associate vice president for health affairs, will assume the responsibilities and duties of managing the oversight of the Health Sciences Center.
Grading, withdrawal and suspension policies adjusted amid COVID-19 pandemic
With the shift to distance learning, WVU is implementing changes to some of our academic policies. Below are the highlights:
- The deadline to withdraw from a course with a “W” is now April 24.
- Beginning March 30 through April 24, undergraduate students will be able to apply for HP/P/F grading. High Pass (A, B, or C) and Pass (D) grades do not affect the student’s grade point average (GPA). Students are strongly encouraged to read the complete details on HP/P/F grading before selecting this option. This revised policy applies to undergraduate students only.
- Rather than being suspended, undergraduate students who have below a 2.0 GPA at the end of the Spring 2020 semester will be placed on probation.
- Instructors and students may request relaxed criteria for issuing Incomplete grades.
- For PROMISE scholarship recipients, GPA will not be evaluated as criterion for Fall 2020 scholarship renewal, but 30 credit hours will still be required for renewal.
- For West Virginia Higher Education Grant recipients, GPA will not be evaluated as criterion for Fall 2020 scholarship renewal, but 24 credit hours will still be required for renewal.
- For WV Invests Grant recipients, GPA will not be evaluated as criterion for Fall 2020 scholarship renewal, and community service requirements will be waived for the Spring 2020 semester.
- Undergraduate students under the Academic Common Market or Ohio Reciprocity Agreements will be automatically renewed for Fall 2020.
Students are strongly encouraged to read the complete details about each of these policies online. They should direct their questions to their academic advisor.
Remote Teaching, Learning and Work-from-Home Resources
For those unfamiliar with Zoom, WVU Teaching and Learning Commons has provided a Zoom Help Sheet.
HSC IT Resources
Additional resources can be found in the 'resources' section of this page, as well as below:
HSC-specific resources are located here. If you have questions, feel free to contact the SPH library liaison, Virginia Desouky by emailing Virginia.Desouky@mail.wvu.edu.
Health and Wellness
WVU Medicine Urgent Care: Video visits
Carruth Center: Telehealth and online delivery of services
The Carruth Center has closed its physical office. Services will continue to be provided through telehealth and other online methods.
You can still reach them at 304-293-4431 if you have questions or are interested in scheduling services. Other ways to contact them and additional resources:
- Email: WVUCCCPS@mail.wvu.edu
- Carruth COVID-19 updates on services: https://carruth.wvu.edu/covid-19
- Dr. Jen’s Blog: https://www.hsc.wvu.edu/be-well/blog/
- If immediate assistance is needed, the Crisis Text Line is available by texting WVU to 741741 to reach a live, trained counselor. It is free, confidential, and 24/7.