WVU extends indoor mask requirement through Oct. 20

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Officials at West Virginia University extended the indoor mask requirements for everyone on all campuses through Oct. 20.

According to a news release, this applies regardless of a person’s vaccination status.

The requirements were put in place in September.

Campus officials said the number of positive COVID-19 cases and the number of students in quarantine are low compared to the rest of West Virginia. Nearly 75% of employees and almost 79% of students on the Morgantown campus have verified they are fully vaccinated.

Everyone entering campus buildings and facilities - including any classroom, lab or venue being used as a classroom - must wear a mask properly above the nose and keep it on while inside. Members of the WVU community do not need to wear a mask indoors when in personal office spaces, in personal vehicles, when eating or drinking, or while engaging in fitness activities. For individuals who are fully vaccinated, masks are also not required in meetings of 10 or fewer people, or on residence hall floors and rooms.