WVU pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccinations based on joint CDC and FDA recommendation

West Virginia University will pause administration of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine based on a joint recommendation released Tuesday (April 13) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. WVU strongly recommends all students and employees be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Private support aids efforts to control, contain COVID-19 by studying variants

Private philanthropic support is driving timely COVID-19 research by West Virginia University that could ultimately save lives in the Mountain State. The Virginia-based Foster Family Foundation provided $75,000 to support collaborative efforts to identify variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Lessons from the pandemic: What WVU has learned, accomplished and shared in the year of COVID-19

Under the quiet surface of near-stilled campuses over the past year, West Virginia University researchers, faculty and administrators have scrambled to learn more about COVID-19 and mitigate its spread, calculated how to teach online and hybrid classes and figured out how to better ensure people on those campuses could remain safe from the virulent disease that has killed more than 500,000 U. S. citizens to date.

Evansdale WVU Bookstore location temporarily closed due to COVID-19 exposure

West Virginia University announced Friday (March 5) in a Community Notice that the Evansdale WVU Bookstore location has temporarily closed after the University was notified of a COVID-19 exposure at the storefront. The location plans to reopen and resume normal operating hours no later than Friday, March 19.

WVU adjusts amid pandemic-related impacts, plans for the future

The West Virginia University Board of Governors approved several measures during a special meeting on Friday (March 5) as the University continues efforts to successfully navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for the future.

WVU experts encourage healthcare providers, institutions to build trust with communities of color to improve COVID-19 vaccination rates

While West Virginia is one of the nation’s leaders in COVID-19 vaccine delivery, some folks in the state—notably people of color—may be hesitant to receive the vaccine. Experts at West Virginia University point to misinformation about how the vaccine works and a long-standing mistrust of government and medical institutions as reasons for lower vaccination rates among Black Americans.