WVU students testing positive for COVID-19 confirmed

Monongalia County Health Department and West Virginia University were notified that 13 new cases were reported today (July 2) with at least 10 WVU students who have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

A second WVU football player tests positive for COVID-19

The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Saturday (June 20) that a second Mountaineer football student-athlete has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and will enter a self-isolation period for the next 14 days.

WVU Board OKs reduced budget for coming fiscal year

Anticipating a slightly smaller enrollment and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Virginia University Board of Governors on Friday approved a budget for the coming fiscal year more than $23 million less than the previous year.

U.S. cities with pro sports see more flu deaths

Sports leagues may want to consider calling a timeout on reopening their doors to fans, based on new West Virginia University-led research that links an uptick in seasonal flu deaths to U.S. cities with pro sports teams.

One WVU football player tests positive for COVID-19

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday (June 15) that one Mountaineer football student-athlete has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and will enter a self-isolation period for the next 14 days.

To help West Virginia reopen safely, WVU researchers develop new COVID-19 tests

Researchers from the WVU School of Medicine have developed two new COVID-19 tests. One is a diagnostic test that detects the RNA of SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—in nose-swab samples. The other is an antibody test that identifies a specific antibody to SARS-CoV-2 that plays a key role in blocking the virus from infiltrating healthy cells.