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 Sept. 17, there are currently 13,430 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia and 294 COVID-19 related deaths. Currently, 3,332 cases are considered "active."

*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

August 25, 2020

Dr. Andrea Lauffer to serve as Chief Health Officer for Cabell County Schools

Cabell County Schools is pleased to announce that the Board of Education has approved Superintendent Ryan Saxe’s recommendation to secure a Chief Health Officer (CHO) for the school district. Through an agreement with Marshall Health, Andrea M. Lauffer, M.D., will provide the Cabell County Schools leadership team and Board of Education with expert guidance as students return to school and throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

Lauffer, a board-certified pediatrician and internist, is an assistant professor in the departments of pediatrics and internal medicine at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She sees patients at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital and serves as director of the advocacy rotation for the school’s new pediatric hospital medicine fellowship.

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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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CONTACTS

WV DHHR 24/7 Hotline
1-800-887-4304

Marshall Health COVID-19 Information Line
8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
304-696-2900

Student Health Services
304-691-1100

Cabell-Huntington Health Department Call Center
8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Friday
304-526-3383


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