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

There are currently 1,854 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia and 74 COVID-19 related deaths. As of May 26, an additional 87,811 negative cases have been reported in West Virginia.

*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

May 21, 2020

Marshall Health COVID-19 testing sites, hotline closed for Memorial Day
New hours begin Tuesday, May 26

In observance of Memorial Day, Marshall Health’s COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites and information hotline will be closed Monday, May 25.

Starting Tuesday, May 26, hours for both the Marshall Health COVID-19 information hotline (304-696-2900) and drive-thru testing site next to the Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital parking garage will change to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.  

Drive-thru hours at the St. Mary's Center for Education testing site will remain 1 to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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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. 


WV DHHR 24/7 Hotline

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. - 6 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