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WVU Hugh Baby’s location to temporarily close due to COVID-19 exposure

Hugh Baby’s burger and fries

The Hugh Baby’s location at Evansdale Crossing temporarily closed Monday (Sept. 14) after West Virginia University was notified of a COVID-19 exposure at the storefront. 

The University immediately implemented its safety protocols, initiating a deep cleaning of the space. WVU also is working closely with the Monongalia County Health Department in its case investigation and contract tracing.

WVU’s dining facilities underwent significant changes prior to the start of the semester to enhance health and safety precautions. These include plexiglass guards to create safe barriers in sale, service counters and any area that requires or encourages close interaction. 

As a result, anyone who visited the Hugh Baby’s location at Evansdale Crossing should self-monitor for symptoms, but health experts say potential exposure in this environment is minimal.

The event, however, underscores the importance for students and employees to follow the health and safety guidelines established, including those WVU set for quarantine and isolation. Additionally, students who feel the need to be tested should call WVU Student Health at 304-285-7200 to ensure that all University safety protocols are being followed.

Hugh Baby’s is expected to reopen on Thursday, Sept. 24. Visit the Dining Services website for more information. Follow @WVUDining on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest dining news and information.