Marshall University officials are aware of the recent updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding masks and other health measures for COVID-19.
In conjunction with the Cabell-Huntington Health Department, Marshall Health and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, the university’s health and safety team is reviewing and analyzing data as it becomes available from Cabell County.
At this time, Cabell County remains in the CDC’s high risk (orange) category, which requires masks in buildings, as well as testing and additional precautions.
It is expected the high risk ranking will be lowered in the next few weeks as COVID-19 infection numbers continue to decrease in our region. As such, Marshall University is preparing for the possibility of revising its mask guidelines and other safety protocols. After spring break, all students who live in residence halls will be tested on their return. Following those test results, depending on the county’s CDC risk level at that time, Marshall may relax its safety measures.
It is important that the Marshall University community understands the guidelines are subject to change and there is every possibility the protocols will be ramped up again if health and safety concerns warrant. Your cooperation in following the university’s guidelines is essential to keeping both our local community and our campus safe and open to in-person classes and events.
Marshall University is committed to a safe and healthy learning environment and is making every effort to continuously assess the evolving scenario. Timely notification to the university community will occur should circumstances necessitate adjustments to operations.
Thank you for your continued support and efforts to keep all of us safe and healthy.