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WVU administrators told faculty representatives in a meeting Monday that they anticipate a surge in COVID cases in the coming weeks driven by the omicron variant and coinciding with the beginning of the spring semester as thousands of students return to the classroom.

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Students and faculty at WVU spent roughly two months advocating for a vaccine mandate, following school administrators’ decision not to require the shot upon full Food and Drug Administration approval near the beginning of the semester.

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This week podcast editor Sydney Wentz sits down with news editor Trenton Straight to discuss where WVU students and Morgantown residents can get their COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. To read the full story visit thedaonline.com. Listen to the DA Digest at thedaonline.com/podcasts or wherever…

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COVID-19 booster shots are now available to WVU students and employees, as well as Morgantown residents, through WVU Medicine Student Health and their partnership with the Monongalia County Health Department.

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Following the recent Faculty Senate and State of the University Address, a group of graduate student workers at West Virginia University spoke out about their continued frustration with the COVID regulations on campus. 

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty and anxiety are present in our everyday lives. This has led to the fabrication of many lies and half-truths surrounding public health approaches.

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Following the faculty’s vote overwhelmingly in favor of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate last week, the WVU Staff Council is now asking students and staff for their opinions.

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As West Virginia experiences the fastest acceleration of new COVID-19 cases in the nation, faculty and students at WVU are pushing administrators to mandate vaccinations.

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