Coronavirus

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General Dental School Information 

Dr. Borgia reflects on 10 years at the dental school – Read more online.

Required ADA Webinar


All students, faculty, staff and residents MUST watch and provide certificate of completion for “COVID-19 Infection Control Protocols and Procedures Webinar” There is no fee associated.

To Register:

U.S. dentists and non-members are welcome to take the course. You will be asked for an ADA login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership.

            Non-dentists
            You will be asked for an ADA login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Non-dentists can create accounts here.
            Non-Members
            You will be asked for an ADA login when registering. U.S. dentists and dental students, regardless of members status, have an ADA number, which functions as your User ID. To retrieve your ID, please visit Forgot User ID.
            Members
            You should have an ADA number which functions as your User ID.

You will proceed through an online registration and check out process, but there is no fee associated with this webinar.

Upon completion:

DH STUDENTS
Send your certificate of completion to lgroover@hsc.wvu.edu no later than April 30.

DDS Students
Send your certificate of completion to pfreed@hsc.wvu.edu no later than April 30.

Faculty, staff and residents
Complete the training no later than April 30.  Departments will collect certificate of completion and prepare a roster which documents completion.

SOLE

The new SOLE site SOD-COVID-19 is a repository for all SOD correspondence related to the school’s Clinical Taskforce and Educational Tools/Resources needed during this unique time.  All current files are posted under Content.  Please access SOLE at https://sole.hsc.wvu.edu

When you arrive, you must login and enter your username and password.  Please reach out to Ms. Patty Reed with questions regarding access. If you have documents for posting or any feedback related to this site, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Christina DeBiase.

 

DDS Students

See Required ADA webinar.

Dental Hygiene Students

See Required ADA webinar.

Residents

See required ADA webinar.

Faculty

-See Required ADA webinar.

-Instructors encouraged to get feedback from students
Click link for tips on how to take the pulse of students.

Staff

-See required ADA webinar 

-Our clinics will be limited to emergent services for the next two weeks, through Friday, April 17. Please see below regarding your work schedule during this time:

  • If you have been working entirely from home, you will continue to work entirely from home unless advised otherwise by your supervisor;
  • If you are a WVU Medicine employee and you were sent home due to low patient census, you will continue to be at home unless advised otherwise by your supervisor;
  • If you have continued to report to work each day, you will continue to report to work each day unless advised otherwise by your supervisor;
  • If you have been working on a part-time or rotational basis as scheduled, you will continue a part-time/rotational schedule as instructed unless advised otherwise by your supervisor.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support.    In summary, if your supervisor has communicated a schedule to you for the next two weeks, follow that schedule.   If not, please see the above-noted information.  If you have questions about your schedule, please contact your supervisor for any necessary clarification.

Zoom

Tip and Tricks for Hosting or Participating in a Zoom Meeting will be moved to Thursday, April 9th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. via remote access. 

Register online now.

Infection Control and Clinical Procedures

No new updates.

HSC Information

The Next Few Weeks — Dr. Clay Marsh Blog Post 
Posted online: Be proud of yourselves West Virginia – just don’t be complacent

WVU Information

WVU Employee Benefits Open Enrollment for Play Year 2021
Open enrollment runs through Friday, May 15. Click to get to resources about WVU employee benefits.

Travel and Self-Quarantine

Students please refer to https://coronavirus.wvu.edu/students/travel/

Faculty and staff please refer to https://coronavirus.wvu.edu/faculty-staff/travel/

All Students

The Carruth Center, which provides psychological and psychiatric services to the West Virginia University community is providing services through telehealth and other online methods. The crisis/emergency response team is also in place.

If immediate assistance is needed, the Crisis Text Line is available by texting WVU to 741741 to reach a live, trained counselor. It is free, confidential, and 24/7.

Also, access to Morneau Shepell, a counseling service for online students, has been expanded to all WVU students. It can be accessed three different ways: download the free My SSP app from the App Store or Google Play; call 1.866.743.7732 from North America, 001.416.380.6578 outside North America; or visit https://us.myissp.com and select West Virginia University.

If you are experiencing a psychological/psychiatric emergency during operational hours (8:15 AM –4:45 PM), call 304-293-4431 and press the appropriate option. Emergency after hours services can be reached by calling 304-293-4431, x1.

Faculty, Staff, Residents

During the COVID-19 pandemic the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and Behavioral Medicine are providing brief emotional support sessions for faculty, staff and residents.

Brief Emotional Support Session
-30-minute sessions
-60-minute sessions
-Available 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
-Virtual meetings using Tele Session or Zoom Session
-It is not necessary to become an FSAP client.
-The three yearly sessions provided through FSAP benefits will not be used.

Schedule online, through email at fsap@hsc.wvu.edu or by calling 304-293-5590.

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