Apartment ResidentsDear Mountaineer,
If you are living off-campus in an apartment or house, we know you may be planning a move in early- to mid-May. The Monongalia County Health Department has been working with community landlords to develop guidelines to make the moving process as safe as possible for everyone.
These instructions are for off-campus housing only. Information for University Apartments (College Park, University Park, University Place, and Vandalia) and WVU residence halls will be provided at a later date.
All tenants are asked to schedule a time for your move. Scheduling tenants will help maintain social distancing and avoid overcrowding. Your landlord will be in contact with you – but if you don’t hear from them by next week, please contact them directly.
The following health precautions will be in place:
- Only one tenant per apartment may move at a time.
- Tenants may only have two moving helpers. We ask that the number of helpers be limited as much as possible to minimize health risks.
- Everyone involved in moving must wear a mask when in public spaces.
- Gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited in Morgantown until further notice.
If you are coming from out-of-state, be sure to check for any orders or guidance that limit travel – moving out of an apartment might not be considered essential. All students and their moving assistants may remain in Monongalia County for 24 hours without being subject to self-quarantine requirements. Morgantown area hotels are offering special room rates May 1-May 16.
Anyone remaining in Monongalia County longer than 24 hours must self-quarantine as follows:
- Individuals visiting or returning to Monongalia County for more than 24 hours from any location outside of West Virginia are subject to a 14-day self-quarantine/self-monitoring period, unless those individuals are tested negative upon returning to the county.
To the extent possible, you should bring cleaning supplies, boxes or packaging, and any other items needed to complete your move, as these items may be in short supply locally. Any visitor who has COVID-19 symptoms while visiting or develops them after leaving must inform the Monongalia County Health Department immediately at 304-598-5100
Recycling and trash removal information:
- Dumpsters have been placed in several locations; locations are shown on
WVU Dumpster Locations map.
- Habitat for Humanity will place pods next to the dumpsters – please up-cycle
household items – furniture, furnishings, etc.
- Pods will be placed 4/29 and we will start monitoring pods 5/1 - 5/16 with
a removal late 5/16 or early 5/17.
- The collection at Mon Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore (or Morgantown ReStore) will be:
- May 1st – 3rd (Friday – Sunday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- May 6th – 10th (Wednesday - Sunday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- May 13th – 16th (Wednesday – Friday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- The address for ReStore is 1825 Earl L. Core Rd Morgantown, WV 26505.
- Items they do not accept:
- Mattresses/box springs
- Old style box televisions
- Toddler and/or infant items