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Dear Mountaineer Families, 

We know many of your students living off-campus may be planning a move in early- to mid-May. Community landlords have worked with the Monongalia County Health Department to develop guidelines to make the move-out/move-in 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 to move. Scheduling tenants will help maintain social distancing and avoid overcrowding. Your student’s landlord should be in contact with them. If your student hasn’t heard from their landlord, encourage them to contact their landlord directly
While moving, the following health precautions will be in place: 
  • Only one tenant per apartment may move at a time. 
  • Tenants may have only two moving helpers. We ask that helpers be limited as much as possible to minimize health risks.  
  • Everyone moving must wear a mask. 
  • Gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited in Morgantown until further notice
All students returning to Monongalia County and their moving assistants may remain 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. 
If your student is coming from out-of-state, be sure to check any local orders or guidance that limit travel – moving out of an apartment may not be considered essential. To the extent possible, students should bring cleaning supplies, boxes or packaging, and any other items needed to complete their 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 the 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 monitoring will take place 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 1 – 3 (Friday – Sunday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • May 6 – 10 (Wednesday  - Sunday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
    • May 13 – 16 (Wednesday – Friday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
  • The address for ReStore is 1825 Earl L. Core Rd Morgantown, WV  26505.
  • Items not accepted: 
    • Mattresses/box springs 
    • Clothes  
    • Old style box televisions 
    • Food 
    • Toddler and/or infant items