Campus COVID-19 Updates

West Liberty University has released to the public that there are more active cases of COVID-19 on campus.

As of Oct. 28, West Liberty University announced there are five active cases on campus, but the cases are in isolation. The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced the news along with the West Liberty Student Health Department.

Since July, West Liberty has had 35 students test positive for the coronavirus, along with five staff members. All cases were handled accordingly and were isolated for the two-week time period.

“I feel like the staff takes into consideration how the students are feeling and they try to adjust so everyone can be safe without complete restrictions” Elle Roberts, Resident Assistant, said.

The University is going to begin conducting the end of the semester COVID testing. This time the testing is being done by a saliva based spit test.

“West Liberty has done a good job overall with surveillance of the cases, doing the testing, and following protocols,” said Joey Haller, Resident Assistant.

The testing will be held in Blatnik Hall on campus every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the remainder of the semester. The first testing was scheduled for Krise Hall on Oct. 27.

For more information how West Liberty is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, and how testing is being done, you can visit or send an email to [email protected].