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Fairmont State closes campus to community

FAIRMONT — In light of the continued development of the spread of COVID-19 and in the best effort to maintain the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, Fairmont State University has closed the campus to all community members at this time. This includes the Falcon Center, all recreational use of the campus grounds and community use of the library.

All campus events scheduled through April 24 are being rescheduled at this time. Students with face-to face course instruction are on extended spring break from Monday-Sunday. During this time, faculty and staff will plan for academic continuity and prepare for digital delivery of instruction. Classes will resume in a digital format March 23.

The university has created a website,, that contains important information for the Fairmont State community about COVID-19. The site is updated daily as additional information is released.

Based on guidance from medical officials, Student Health Services will also be closed at this time. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources established a hotline to address public and medical provider questions and concerns regarding COVID-19. Operators are available 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304 to provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public and the state’s response.

Students are encouraged to call Student Services at 304-367-4141 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, to speak with a representative instead of coming to campus. Most questions can be answered over the phone. For issues that must be addressed in person, the center is open and staffed.

Direct specific questions regarding general university procedures moving forward to