Safer at Home order replaces Stay at Home order

On May 4, Gov. Jim Justice issued a “Safer At Home” order, replacing the “Stay At Home” order issued March 24.

Travel Policy for WVU and WVU Medicine employees, students

University-related international and domestic business travel for WVU employees will be extremely limited and require prior approval by the unit's vice president or dean of the college/school. 

Individuals who are returning to the WVU campuses from any international/cruise ship travel are subject to a 14-day self-quarantine/self-monitoring period. Anyone traveling domestically outside of West Virginia is subject to a 5-day self-quarantine/self-monitoring period. This does not include commuting to work. 

Due to the nature of their work, WVU clinical faculty, residents and fellows will follow WVU Medicine guidelines on travel:

  • For domestic travel: An employee who visited a domestic location and who is asymptomatic can return to work with no restrictions. The employee will be required to wear a face mask and self-monitor for symptoms.
  • For international travel/cruise ship travel: An employee who visited an international location or was on a cruise ship, prior to starting or returning to work, must:
    • Self-quarantine/self-monitor for 14 days (preferred option)
    • If 14 days is not feasible, they must self-quarantine/self-monitor for 5 days, then return to work with a face mask for the next 9 days.

Please contact the Health Sciences COVID-19 Incident Command with any questions at 

Study Abroad

The nine study abroad trips planned for June and July have been canceled. Since registration was halted in mid-February, only 75 students were affected. Earlier, 14 study abroad trips scheduled to begin in May were canceled.