The University immediately implemented its safety protocols, initiating a deep cleaning of the space. WVU also is working closely with the Monongalia County Health Department in its case investigation and contract tracing.
WVU’s dining facilities underwent significant changes prior to the start of the semester to enhance health and safety precautions. As a result, anyone who visited the Hugh Baby’s location at Evansdale Crossing should self-monitor for symptoms, but health experts say potential exposure in this environment is minimal.
Hugh Baby’s is expected to reopen on Thursday, Sept. 24.
WVU Dining Services announced last week that the Starbucks location at The Market @ UPlace will reopen on Sept. 18. The location was temporarily closed on Sept. 2, following a COVID-19 exposure. That location also underwent a deep cleaning after the exposure and has been deemed safe to reopen.
"We are closely monitoring results right now to see if a decreasing trend in the number of positive cases and positivity rate emerge in the coming days," Dr. Carmen Burrell, medical director of Urgent Care and Student Health Services, said. "We are hopeful that the short hiatus of in-person classes and the encouragement to our University community to abide by and follow recommended public health and safety protocols will continue to drive down the infection rate.
All positive cases, including results from third-parties outside the WVU testing system, must be reported to the University. Students should notify the WVU CARE Team, and employees should notify WVU Medical Management. All positive results reported to WVU are sent directly to the state.
Updates are also provided by the University on WVU Safety social media accounts.
Additionally, the University continues to share trends and other COVID-19 related updates with the public each week or as necessary via WVUToday.
The dashboard should not be used to monitor individual test results. WVU students, faculty and staff should follow the Return to Campus guidelines to access test results.
Additional information and COVID-19 updates are available at WVU’s Return to Campus website.
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