Coronavirus (COVID-19) Protocols

Updates to COVID-19 Protocols

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Effective Monday, March 4, 2024

Please note the following changes to our protocols effective Monday, March 4, 2024, and until further notice:

The Center for Disease Control recommends that people who test positive for COVID-19 should base how long they isolate on their symptoms. Testing is not recommended as a standard for deciding when someone is no longer contagious. If you’re fever-free for at least 24 hours and symptoms are improving, the CDC said you can return to public life.

However, the CDC still recommends using preventative strategies for the next five days like limiting close contact with others, enhancing hygienic activities like hand-washing, improving ventilation, masking and testing, as needed.

Employees who test positive only report their leave to their supervisors. They can return to work after being fever free for 24 hours.

Be advised that the administration reserves the right at any time to revert to more restrictive protocols if it deems doing so necessary to protect the health and safety of our community.