Thursday, May 7, 1:36 p.m.
Effective Monday, May 4, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has officially ended the “Stay at Home” Executive Order and a new “Safer at Home” Executive Order is now in its place.
This change still maintains social distancing needs, but allows more travel and commerce within West Virginia. As such, we have established some new dates for residents to return to campus and to collect their items, if they are able. This process will be structured in order to limit the possible spread of COVID-19.
This Item Collection process will include:
Residents must register for a predetermined, two-hour time block in order to pick up their items. Residents will be emailed instructions for signing up for a check-out time period.
- Residents will be collecting their belongings between May 7 and May 22.
- May 7 – 9: Printz, Martin, Yost, and Miller halls
- May 11 – 13: Boteler, Lurry, Moler, and Shaw halls
- May 14 – 16: Dunlop and half of Potomac Place
- May 18 – 20: Thacher and half of Potomac Place
- May 21 – 22: by appointment only
- Time blocks will be offered:
- 9:00am – 11:00am
- Noon – 2:00pm
- 3:00pm – 5:00pm
- Residents who come to campus without prior permission or who do not have confirmed for a time block will NOT be able to pick up their items. They will need to leave campus until a time block becomes available.
- Residents may have one other person assist them with removing items and all people must wear protective face coverings that encompass the mouth and nose while on campus.
- Wearing disposable gloves while in campus is strongly encouraged. We urge you to wash your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds each time, in accordance with CDC guidance.
- Residents and their helpers must continue social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet spacing from any other person.
- People who are sick or have been exposed to COVD-19 may not come to campus. Further, people who identify in vulnerable populations are strongly discouraged from assisting in this process.
- While the University is taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19, we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed. Returning to campus at this time as at your own risk.
- People moving out must follow directional signs within the halls designed to limit exposure (hallways, stairs, etc.).
- Residents who have already removed all of your belongings do not need to sign up for a time period to return to campus.
- Residents who no longer want any of the items that are remaining in their residence halls should email email@example.com our staff will donate or dispose of any remaining items.
- Residents who have left items in rooms and do not arrange to have the items picked up by Wednesday, May 20 may have the items treated as abandoned and suitable for disposal or donation.
Elizabeth J. Sechler
Director of Residence Life