Nine COVID cases reported at Fairmont State University

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Officials at Fairmont State University say nine coronavirus cases were identified in the latest round of surveillance testing.

February 17 and 18 a random group of students residing on campus, attending in-person instruction, reporting to work or using campus facilities throughout the spring semester took a saliva-based self-administered tests.

Students are selected and tested for COVID-19, regardless of a known exposure. The random selection method enables the University to make inferences about the level of spread within the campus population and identify asymptomatic cases for quarantine.

Also, Wednesday, February 17, about 130 first vaccination doses and 80 second doses were administered.

The  University COVID task force will continue to process COVID test results as they are received and actively monitor all cases on campus  with the assistance of the Marion County Health Department. 

A link to the Fairmont State University COVID dashboard is here.