The safety of our patients, faculty, staff and students is a top priority for Marshall Health. This page has up-to-date information and resources regarding our preparation and response to the 2019 novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

Marshall Health is prepared to respond to any potential cases of COVID-19, should they arise, and has well-established protocols for addressing outbreaks of this nature. We follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources guidelines for identification and management of outbreaks. We have procedures in place to care for any patient who meets CDC screening criteria. 

Marshall University and Marshall Health officials are continuing to closely monitor the public health situation related to the coronavirus COVID-19

As of Jan. 27, there are currently 117,775 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia and 1,953 COVID-19 related deaths. Currently, 23,571 cases are considered "active." 171,235 first doses of the vaccine have been administered in West Virginia; 46,094 people are fully vaccinated. 

*NOTE: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is the official reporting agency for COVID-19, which in turn provides official case numbers to the CDC. Medical providers are required to report test results to their local health departments, which provide them to DHHR. Commercial/private labs are also required to report test results to DHHR. However, the reporting of negative and pending tests to DHHR has been inconsistent, thus causing a delay in official reporting.

Latest Updates

January 12, 2021

New automated system for COVID-19 testing results

We know how important it is that you receive your COVID-19 test results as quickly as possible. Cabell Huntington Hospital's Laboratory Services are taking steps to expedite the process for your health and the health and safety of your loved ones.

If you received a COVID-19 test at the tents outside Marshall University Medical Center/Cabell Huntington Hospital, you will now receive your test result through an automated phone call or text message. Please do not call the hospital for your test result. To ensure your privacy, they will only be given through the automated call/text.

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Our Experts

As part of an academic health system, Marshall Health has a number specialists in the Division of Infectious Disease on hand who are trained to address infectious diseases. If you are a member of the media who would like to request an interview with one of our subject matter experts, please contact Michele McKnight, community and media relations coordinator at 304-691-1713. 

Hesham M. Awadh, MD

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Mariana Lanata, MD, FAAP

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WV DHHR 24/7 Hotline

WV DHHR Vaccine Hotline
8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday

Marshall Health COVID-19 Information Line
8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday

Student Health Services

Cabell-Huntington Health Department Call Center
8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday

Public Health Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Cabell-Huntington Health Department
World Health Organization

Travel Updates

U.S. Department of State 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention