As Concord University continues to adjust operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to base decisions on CDC guidelines, local and state regulations, and recommendations from university committees and peer institutions.
The motivating force behind campus decisions is the health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. It is our goal to continue to facilitate an environment where our students are able to maintain progress toward their academic goals.
West Virginia higher education faculty and staff are in phase 1 of the state’s vaccination plan. All of West Virginia higher education (public and private institutions) is receiving 1,000 vaccines per week through mid January and then 2,000 per week beginning in late January/February. The vaccine requires two shots, so 3-4 weeks (depending on type--Pfizer or Moderna) after the first one you will need to be available for a second one. In evaluating death rates in WV, it is clear that the death rate begins to increase at age 50 and increases exponentially as age progresses. So, we’ve been directed by the WV National Guard leadership to prioritize anyone over 50 years of age.
(Note: The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory.) Currently, the state has not yet provided information on student vaccinations.
Face coverings are required in all university buildings and campus properties.
Maintaining social distancing in a classroom setting does not change
the requirement for wearing face coverings.