What you need to know to stop the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that rapidly spreads from person to person and causes symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Scientists, health officials and medical professionals at WVU and around the world are working at unprecedented speed to help halt the spread of COVID-19 and to develop safe and effective treatments and a vaccine.
COVID-19 has upended daily life on campus and in our communities and has forced us to think differently and take specific health and safety measures to protect our communities. It is important to understand that some of our community members will contract the COVID-19 virus. Because of this, all of us play a role in protecting the health of others and ourselves.