UPDATE: Eleven students test positive for COVID-19; 101 in quarantine at Glenville State College


UPDATE (9/20/2020 5:58 p.m.):

GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Glenville State College provided additional updates to COVID-19 results on campus.

According to a press release from the college, there are 11 positive active cases in addition to 101 individuals that are self-quarantining. Of those who have tested positive or are in self-quarantine, most are reporting either mild or no symptoms, officials explained. No individual has required hospitalization.

The college also announced that out of an abundance of caution, all in-person social activities will be paused on campus until further notice. Academic coursework will continue as previously arranged.

Officials stated that students in self-quarantine are being monitored for symptoms as well as having other needs tended to, such as laundry, trash pickup, medication, snacks, etc., by Glenville State College staff members. Scheduled meal deliveries are also taking place for students in self-quarantine on campus.

“Many members of our Glenville State College staff, along with the Gilmer County Health Department and our partners at Minnie Hamilton Health Systems, have been working to gather information and share it as it becomes available. Throughout this pandemic we have tried to be as transparent as possible and will continue to do so,” said Glenville State College President Dr. Mark Manchin.

Students, faculty, and staff of Glenville State are being reminded to continue wearing a face covering, practice good hand hygiene, avoid unnecessary travel, and practice social distancing.

A GSC COVID-19 Dashboard, located on the college’s website, will be accessible soon and house up-to-date case data.

ORIGINAL (9/20/2020 1:25 a.m.):

GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Another area college has reported almost a dozen cases of COVID-19 this weekend.

Officials at Glenville State College tell 12 News eleven students have been reported to have confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19.

Another 77 are self-quarantining while they await the results of their own COVID tests.

College staff said those students are receiving meal deliveries in their rooms, and the college is working to provide them with other needs and medical care so they can stay in place.

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