Morgantown, West Virginia – Moments ago, West Virginia University announced that it will fully reopen for the Fall 2021 semester.

According to the release, “COVID-19 numbers within the U.S. and West Virginia have significantly decreased as the number of vaccinations has increased. As of Monday (June 14), there were 2,799 active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia, a decrease of 57% from this time a month ago.

The state is currently experiencing the lowest transmissibility rates since the pandemic began, according to data provided by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.  At this time, more than 52% of West Virginians above the age of 12 have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Vaccination is strongly encouraged but not mandatory for students, teachers or staff.  In addition, masks will not be required for those fully vaccinated and those not fully vaccinated will be expected to wear masks, though they will not be required to show proof of vaccination.

Hopefully this means that the university will soon decide to allow full capacity at Mountaineers football and basketball home games for the upcoming season!