Phase I surveillance testing completed at Fairmont State

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Fairmont State University has completed the first phase of COVID surveillance testing as ordered by the governor. The Phase I testing group was comprised of 10% of the on-campus population, including individuals from the student and employee populations.

Saliva-based tests were self-administered by 390 individuals between Monday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 14. Phase II will begin on Monday, October 19.

More than half of the test results have been returned and one student was positive. Additionally, two positive cases were identified through off-campus testing sites. Thirty-four individuals have now recovered since the University began reporting data in late August.

All students who tested positive are monitored by the COVID Task Force and COVID Student Liaison. The Marion County Health Department continues to work with the university in all aspects of the COVID response.

A link to the COVID dashboard is here.