Student athlete, staff COVID data added to WVU COVID dashboard as of Wednesday night

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia officials have added COVID statistics for student-athletes and staff members to the COVID dashboard.

Officials say the dashboard will be updated tonight and will include information dating back to September 2.

“By early September, we were able to determine the best way to incorporate the Athletics data into our overall campus testing numbers,” said Dr. Carmen Burrell, medical director of Urgent Care and Student Health Services. “This is the latest in our efforts to continually refine and improve our dashboard and public reporting processes to be as transparent as possible, especially as we ramp up additional screening testing on the Morgantown campus.”

Testing ordered by the Big 12 conference began in June and continues.

“Our goal is to identify cases of COVID-19 so we can limit spread of the virus both amongst our athletes and within the community,” said Dr. A.J. Monseau, head team physician and medical director for WVU Athletics. “We continue to do our absolute best to prevent cases, successfully isolate those who are positive, and effectively quarantine those who are deemed close contacts.”

All positive results reported to WVU are sent directly to the state.

The WVU COVID dashboard is updated Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. All data is broken down by each campus- Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser.