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 August 9, there are currently 7,694 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia and 139 COVID-19 related deaths. Currently, 1,877 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

May 29, 2020

COVID-19 drive-thru test site on Fifth Avenue closing May 29

Friday, May 29, is the last day of operation for the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Center for Education at 2853 5th Avenue.

“Based on declining numbers and additional in-house testing availability at local hospitals, we are closing the Fifth Avenue testing location,” said Larry D. Dial, M.D., chief medical officer for Marshall Health.

The Marshall Health COVID-19 information hotline (304-696-2900) and drive-thru testing site at Cabell Huntington Hospital / Marshall University Medical Center will remain open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.   

Since the two drive-thru testing locations opened in March, more than 2,600 tests have been administered.

For patients with symptoms of COVID-19, health officials continue to recommend the importance of calling their provider rather than coming to a clinic or coming to a drive-thru test site.  Individuals who are experiencing symptoms—fever, cough and shortness of breath—or who have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 can also call the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources at its 24/7, toll-free hotline at 1-800-887-4304 or the Cabell-Huntington Health Department at 304-526-6544, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through 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