Information and resources regarding SWVCTC and the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Southern Appoints New Covid Coordinator

Southern WV Community and Technical College is expanding its Covid-19 Task Force by adding a new project coordinator.

Joshua May will now serve as Project Coordinator for Southern’s Covid-19 Response. May will head up the college’s Covid Take Force, which meets regularly.

“I am glad to be joining the team at Southern,” May said. “Covid has been devastating for so many people in our local area. I just want to help in any way I can.”

As for Southern’s current policy, Southern is strongly recommending mask-wearing for its students for the protection of others.

“Mask wearing is still one of the most effective ways for preventing the spread of Covid 19,” May said. “Everyone should keep in mind, the mask you wear is for the protection of those around you.”

All POSITIVE Covid-19 cases must be reported to May. Southern requires a negative test result at least 7 days after exposure, or to quarantine for 14 days from the time of contact before returning to campus.

Southern is asking everyone to self-monitor their current health conditions each day.  If you have any symptoms, please take the appropriate action and see a health care professional for testing and follow-up treatment.  For faculty and staff, please work with your immediate supervisor to work from home, get tested, or take appropriate action to protect yourself and those around you.

Southern highly encourages ALL employees and students to receive a COVID vaccine or booster through your primary care physician, pharmacy, or local health department.  This is to protect you, your family, and others around you.

If a faculty or staff member has received a COVID vaccine, please report it to Joshua May at or by phone at 304-896-7300 office for tracking.

Southern is working with our county health departments to provide the best protection for our students, faculty, and staff as we work to make our campuses as safe as possible.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will make changes as the COVID-19 Task Force deems necessary.