Beginning Thursday, Oct. 21, West Virginia University, including all Health Sciences campuses, will lift mask requirements for individuals in all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status, as infection and hospital rates have decreased. However, masks will still be required in all classrooms, labs or any WVU System facility or building used as a classroom for the remainder of the semester.
Following CDC guidelines, those who are not vaccinated will be expected to wear a mask in all indoor settings as well as outdoors where large groups are gathered. Masks will also still be required on the PRT and WVU buses through Jan. 18, 2022, under federal guidelines from the Transportation Security Administration.
With safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines readily available, WVU strongly encourages students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated to help provide community immunity. It is also important to continue COVID-19 testing to help prevent infections.
We want everyone to continue having a safe and healthy fall semester. Visit coronavirus.wvu.edu to learn more about how to keep yourself and others safe.