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Mon County Health Dept. offers students moving guidance

West Virginia University will be allowing the return of students and families to pack up their apartments and head back home. Others may be moving into apartments for the next school year.

In an attempt to promote safety during this pandemic, and during this period of student transition, Monongalia County Health Department, County leadership, landlords, City of Morgantown, and West Virginia University have agreed to a plan to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

From Friday-May 17, for those moving in or out of apartments with leases beginning or ending are required to follow the typical public health measures — social distancing, hand-washing, wearing a mask or face covering in public.

Students and families may be traveling from areas with high transmission rates of COVID-19 and will be allowed only a 24-hour window during which they will be permitted inside Monongalia County, understanding that if they stay longer than 24 hours, they may be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Hotel and motel owners will post this notice. Special discount rates may be available during this time period. For more details for hotel information go to:

To reduce transmission of this infection, during the move-in/move-out period:
Masks will be available. Contact your landlord.

Dumpsters will be provided at six locations from Friday-May 15. Dumpster location map: off ReStore donation locations for bulk items will be available at three locations. Info:

Items that cannot be placed in dumpsters include any type of construction debris — carpet, drywall, etc. Violators will be fined.

People are encouraged not to enter or retrieve items from dumpsters, as they may be soiled, contain infectious materials or sharp material that can cut or puncture.

Call Morgantown City Police dispatch at 304-284-7522 to report dumpsters needing emptying

If you feel sick, stay home. If you become ill with COVID-19 symptoms while in Morgantown or Monongalia
County: Students should call WVU Medicine’s line at 304-598-6000 (Option 4). Families, friends or visitors may call either WVU or Mon Health at 304-285-3798.

For more information regarding the student move-out dumpster program, including a list of accepted items, visit