Davis & Elkins Official Responses Regarding COVID-19

The following is the official Davis & Elkins responses to the continuing COVID-19 situation.

D&E Guide for Returning to Campus

Click here to view D&E’s plan for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

D&E Guide for Returning to Campus Appendices

Click here to view updates to the reopening guide.

COVID-19 Update, October 30, 2020

Davis & Elkins College continues to perform random COVID-19 testing among its student body as part of its safety protocols. A total of 72 random tests were administered this week and all returned by the time of the message were negative. We are awaiting three more results.  While the tests are random, they are not optional and must continue to be a vital component of D&E’s fight against this global virus. As the result of individuals on...

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COVID-19 Update, October 23, 2020

As COVID-19 surges in many states across the country, including West Virginia, D&E safety protocols continue to protect our campus as a whole. Data for this week shows that six students who tested positive earlier this month remain in isolation, three on campus and three at home. By Monday, October 26, four of those students will be out of isolation and back to regular campus activities. Additionally, 79 students are currently in quarantine...

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D&E continues its reputation as a model campus across West Virginia and the nation, even as the rate of positive cases has spiked upward in the state and U.S. The college wrapped up its second week of random testing this week, a testing sample that must constitute 10 percent of the student population. The PCR test, which is recognized as the “gold standard” of COVID-19 tests, is utilized on our campus and all tests came back negative! This...

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Students at Davis & Elkins College are leading the way in their commitment to COVID-19 safety protocols, but your continued diligence in following these guidelines is essential. The mid-point of the semester is now behind us and relaxing your efforts to stay safe could have disastrous results quickly. An increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Randolph County this week is a reminder that we must remain careful and conscientious...

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Dear Davis & Elkins College community, Diligence, and planning related to safety measures and COVID-19 testing continues to pay off at D&E. An employee tested positive this week, but a comprehensive health department assessment showed that the employee had not exposed any other individuals within the D&E community. Further safety measures will begin next week, as random COVID-19 testing starts on campus (see below). D&E...

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COVID-19 Update, September 25, 2020

Dear Davis & Elkins College community, The safety plan and student behavior at Davis & Elkins College continues to be a model in the state of West Virginia and across the nation! By following the guidelines and protocols established by D&E, you have demonstrated behavior that has kept your fellow students, faculty, and the D&E community healthy and safe! That is the leading the way! On the heels of that great accomplishment,...

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COVID-19 Update, September 18, 2020

Dear Davis & Elkins College community, The D&E community has shown its strength in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and continued diligence is critical to the health of the campus as a whole. It is important to remind our community that our health and safety is a shared responsibility, and that the Davis & Elkins College Code of Conduct will be strictly enforced. Bad behavior endangers all of us, so we have included sections in...

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COVID-19 Update, September 11, 2020

Dear Davis & Elkins College community, The faculty, staff, and administration of Davis & Elkins College wish to commend our students for helping to make for a safe and healthy campus! As of today, the last of our COVID-19 students are out of quarantine and we have no new cases. This is the reflection of a student body that has made good choices and is committed to safety and health. We have heard much about bad behavior on college...

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COVID-19 Update, July 31, 2020

Dear Davis & Elkins College community, Happy last day of July! With early arrival students coming to campus starting next week, students and parents/guardians should review the Davis & Elkins Guide for Returning to Campus. All persons arriving on campus should report to the gatehouse entrance and will undergo COVID-19 symptoms check. The guide also provides guidelines for student testing, symptom monitoring, and student health services,...

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D&E’s primary goal in our response to COVID-19 is the health of that community as we continue this institution’s mission of high standards of education, and to prepare and inspire students for success and thoughtful engagement in the world. Read more in our Guide for Returning to Campus.

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