Fairmont State officials continue to manage coronavirus

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The most recent surveillance testing at Fairmont State University has identified two coronavirus cases on campus and two more were discovered at off campus testing sites.

Surveillance testing randomly targets 10 percent of the on-campus student population each week. The students tested are attending in-person instruction, residing on campus, reporting to work or utilizing campus facilities during the spring semester.

The surveillance testing initiative is part of the University’s multi-pronged strategy to mitigate and monitor the spread of COVID-19. The purpose of this testing program is to allow the University to monitor and address real-time trends and prevalence and make timely decisions on intervention and response.

The school also recently conducted a one-day walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic, where both students and family members of faculty and staff were provided opportunities to receive the first dose of the vaccine. The second dose will be administered April 22.

The University COVID task force continues to partner with the Marion County Health Department for prevention and contact tracing.