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Health Updates

WVDHHR COVID-19 daily update — Nov. 24

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10 a.m., November 24, 2020, there have been 1,048,077 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 42,083 total cases and 682 deaths.... more

Pfizer: COVID-19 shot 95% effective, seeking clearance soon

Pfizer said Wednesday that new test results show its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, is safe and also protects older people most at risk of dying — the last data needed to seek emergency use of limited shot supplies as the catastrophic outbreak worsens across the globe.... more

More Americans on diets from a decade ago, report finds

If it seems like more and more people are on diets these days, you might not be imagining it. A higher percentage of Americans said they're on a special diet to lose weight or for other health reasons compared with a decade ago, according to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... more

Gov. Justice announces $6 million to combat drug crisis

Gov. Jim Justice announced a $6 million federal grant that will help West Virginia strengthen cutting-edge strategies that target addiction through prevention, intervention, and diversion.... more

New Life Retreat offers drug and alcohol rehabilitation and education

More than 130 million people, and over two-thirds of adults in the United States regularly use prescription drugs...... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Nov. 23

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., November 23, 2020, there have been 1,033,510 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 41,114 total cases and 667 deaths.... more

U-BHD reports 100 active cases

As of Monday, November 23 at 4:00 p.m., the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department reported that the county has confirmed a total of 422 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 to date, with nine probable cases (422/9) for a total of 451, and 100 cases are currently active. Upshur County has had four (4) deaths attributed to COVID-19 and 347 cases have reportedly now recovered.... more

Vaccinate before you celebrate this holiday season

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the West Virginia Immunization Network (WIN) is encouraging all West Virginians to get the flu vaccination before celebrating with family and friends.... more

What's with the confusion over masks?

A lot of the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus comes down to a seemingly simple concept: Wearing a mask.... more

Fever, symptom screening misses many coronavirus cases

Temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks like the ones used at schools and doctor's offices have again proved inadequate for spotting coronavirus infections and preventing outbreaks. ... more

DHHR announces Low Income Energy Assistance Program available

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) will begin mailing applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) on November 16, 2020, to those who received LIEAP this past season. ... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Nov. 20

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10 a.m., November 20, 2020, there have been 989,560 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 38,480 total cases and 639 deaths.... more

Guidance for holiday gatherings and travel

As we approach the holiday season and many people begin to plan for celebrations and related travel, WVU wants to remind faculty, staff and students to stay vigilant in protecting themselves and others from the potential spread of COVID-19.... more

PSA from the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department

COVID-19 cases are increasing nationwide and this brings increased risk of infection this holiday season.... more

Free, non-profit program “WV Navigator” to offer virtual health insurance enrollment help

Open enrollment for Marketplace health insurance, available through the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is underway and is open through December 15, 2020. ... more

Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines?

Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines? No decision has been made, but...... more

Mon Health System offers Lung Cancer Screenings in November

The American Cancer Society advises “Early Detection Saves Lives.” That is a theme that most physicians will also tell their patients. When found early a cancer diagnosis can mean a better outcome for the patient. When it is found later, it can mean longer and more serious treatments, especially for those diagnosed with lung cancer.... more

Is it safe yet to fly during the pandemic?

Public health experts say staying home is best to keep yourself and others safe from infection. But if you’re thinking about flying for the holidays, you should know what to expect.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update - Nov. 19

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10 a.m., November 18, 2020, there have been 955,928 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 36,277 total cases and 612 deaths.... more

FDA authorizes first COVID-19 test for self-testing at home

Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test for self-testing at home and that provides rapid results. ... more

Experts say no need to cancel Thanksgiving, but play it safe

A safe Thanksgiving during a pandemic is possible, but health experts know their advice is as tough to swallow as dry turkey: Stay home. Don’t travel. If you must gather, do it outdoors.... more

FDA authorizes monoclonal antibody for treatment of COVID-19

On November 9, 2020, FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients. ... more

Mon Health SJMH participates in Great American Smokeout Nov. 19

Giving up a cigarette habit is one of the most difficult hurdles for a smoker. That is why Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH) is encouraging the public to think about kicking the habit during the week of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on November 19. ... more

Morrisey assures his office will not support governmental overreach; Justice rebukes his statement

Gov. Justice rebukes statement by Attorney General Morrisey regarding his refusal to apply governmental overreach by jailing citizens for failure to comply with Executive Orders.... more

WVDHHR COVID-19 daily update - Nov. 16

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., November 16, 2020, there have been 934,835 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 34,460 total cases and 585 deaths.... more

Second virus vaccine shows overwhelming success in U.S. tests

Moderna said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine is proving to be highly effective in a major trial, a second dash of hope in the global race for a shot to tame a resurgent virus that is now killing more than 8,000 people a day worldwide.... more

WV Department of Education releases Nov. 14 Saturday Education Map

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has posted the November 14, 2020, Saturday Education Map that determines which counties will hold in-person and blended instruction and directs the level of extracurricular activities permitted.... more

WVHCA issues statement regarding bi-weekly testing of nursing home staff

West Virginia Health Care Association CEO Martin J. Wright has issued the following statement regarding bi-weekly testing of nursing home staff:... more

WVDHHR COVID-19 update - Nov. 13

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., November 13, 2020, there have been 898,730 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 31,639 total cases and 565 deaths.... more

U-BHD reports 61 active cases

As of Friday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m., the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department reported that the county has confirmed a total of 348 positive cases of COVID-19 to date, with eight probable cases (348/8) for a total of 356, and 61 cases are currently active. ... more

Upshur Schools clarify latest Exec. Order

Governor Jim Justice issued an Executive Order for the following, beginning Friday at midnight: Face coverings, WVSSAC Winter Sports, Remote Learning.... more

Medical Cannabis processors announced

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) announced Friday the successful applicants for medical cannabis processor permits. ... more

WVDHHR COVID-19 update - Nov. 11

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., November 11, 2020, there have been 871,867 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 30,201 total cases and 553 deaths.... more

US allows first emergency use of a COVID-19 antibody drug

U.S. health officials have allowed emergency use of the first antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental approach against the virus that has killed more than 238,000 Americans. ... more

How should I clean and store my face mask?

Cloth face masks worn during the coronavirus pandemic should be washed regularly, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... more

Do masks with antiviral coating offer more protection?

It’s an intriguing idea, but there haven’t been enough rigorous independent studies to establish whether antiviral masks are better at protecting wearers or preventing the spread of the virus. ... more

New Life Retreat offers drug and alcohol rehabilitation and education

More than 130 million people and two-thirds of adults in the United States regularly use prescription drugs. ... more

WVDHHR COVID-19 update – Nov. 9

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of November 9, 2020, there have been 854,290 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 28,805 total cases and 530 deaths.... more

WVDE releases Nov. 7 Saturday Education Map

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has posted the November 7, 2020, Saturday Education Map that determines which counties will hold in-person and blended instruction and directs the level of extracurricular activities permitted. ... more

Upshur Schools resume in-person learning

The state education map released Saturday designates Upshur County Schools current status as yellow for the week.... more

Free informational webinar set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday

Since the coronavirus began to spread in March, West Virginians have been inundated by an influx of information — and disinformation — about COVID-19 and potential treatments on the horizon. ... more

WVDHHR COVID-19 update – Nov. 6

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., November 6, 2020, there have been 824,644 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 27,087 total cases and 487 deaths.... more

U-BHD reports 44 active cases

As of Friday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m., the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department reported that the county has confirmed a total of 293 cases of COVID-19 to date, with six probable cases (293/6) and 44 cases are currently active. Upshur County has had four deaths attributed to COVID-19 and 251 cases have reportedly now recovered, including six probable cases.... more

Upshur Schools to remain on blended model through end of 2020 

Upshur County Schools will remain on a blended operational model through the remainder of the 2020 calendar year. ... more

Is it safe to stay in hotels during the pandemic?

Is it safe to stay in hotels during the pandemic?... more

FDA panel reviews first new Alzheimer’s drug in two decades

One of the biggest drug decisions in decades is looming as U.S. regulators consider whether to approve the first medicine that’s claimed to slow mental decline from Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia.... more

WVDHHR COVID-19 update – Nov. 4

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., November 4, 2020, there have been 803,971 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 25,987 total cases and 472 deaths.... more

Does weather affect the spread of the coronavirus outside?

Does weather affect the spread of the coronavirus outside? Not really........ more

WVWC confirms second positive COVID-19 case on campus this week

The following statement was made Tuesday by John Bohman, Supervisor of Safety and Security at West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC). ... more

Walgreens offers COVID-19 testing

Walgreens in Buckhannon is now offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing. ... more

New Life Retreat offers drug and alcohol rehabilitation and education

More than 130 million people, and over two-thirds of adults in the United States regularly use prescription drugs. ... more

West Virginia Alzheimer’s and dementia deaths trending higher during the pandemic; families’ pain heightened

Tillie Day’s beautiful brown eyes looked blank into the glass window.... more

Capito, Manchin announce $1.2 M for Maternal and Child Health Services

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on Monday announced $1,221,801 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services in West Virginia. ... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Nov. 2

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., November 2, 2020, there have been 792,475 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 25,235 total cases and 458 deaths.... more

Free COVID-19 testing locations

Click for more information about this week's testing locations.... more

Upshur Schools remain remote through Nov. 6

Upshur County Schools will continue to provide fully remote instruction through November 6, 2020.... more

More US patients to have easy, free access to doctor’s notes

More U.S. patients will soon have free, electronic access to the notes their doctors write about them under a new federal requirement for transparency.... more

State plan for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families available for public comment 

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Division of Family Assistance will accept comments on the design of the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and services provided from October 26 through December 10, 2020. ... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Oct. 30

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., October 30, 2020, there have been 767,500 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 23,990 total cases and 451 deaths.... more

U-BHD reports Upshur is back to “Orange”

As of Friday, October 30 at 3:00 p.m., the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department reported that the county has returned to “Orange” status and confirmed a total of 268 cases of COVID-19 to date, with six probable cases (268/6) and 42 cases are currently active. Upshur County has had four deaths attributed to COVID-19 and 228 cases have reportedly now recovered, including one probable case.... more

Quarantined patients can still vote

If you want to vote while in quarantine, you need to call the Upshur County Clerk’s Office at (304) 472-1068 and you will still be able to vote.... more

Capito, Manchin announce $8.2M for opioid addiction relief across West Virginia

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $8,263,790 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat opioid addiction and substance abuse in West Virginia. ... more

WVDHHR COVID-19 update - Oct. 28

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., October 28, 2020, there have been 747,304 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 23,064 total cases and 436 deaths.... more

Upshur Schools plan for return on Nov. 5

Upshur County Schools continues to work closely with the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department and other local officials regarding the COVID-19 cases, recently, focusing on the outbreak within the Transportation Department.... more

Medicare finalizing coverage policy for coronavirus vaccine

Medicare will cover the yet-to-be approved coronavirus vaccine free for older people under a policy change expected to be announced shortly, a senior Trump administration official said Tuesday.... more

As COVID-19 fight continues, W.Va. Corrections holding its own

More than seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, West Virginia has had among the nation’s fewest prison inmate cases. But with warnings of a coming wave and widespread “COVID fatigue,” the state is resolved to keep up its guard.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update - Oct. 26

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., October 26, 2020, there have been 734,967 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 22,223 total cases and 424 deaths.... more

Do I need to wear a mask if I'm 6 feet away from others?

Do I need to wear a mask if I’m 6 feet away from others? Health experts recommend wearing masks in public and keeping your distance from others in most cases, but whether you should do both could depend on the situation. ... more

Millions more virus rapid tests, but are results reported?

After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a growing supply of rapid tests. But the boom comes with a new challenge: keeping track of the results.... more

Capito, Reed introduce legislation to provide seniors with free COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) recently introduced the Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for Seniors Act to ensure that all senior citizens enrolled in Medicare can access free COVID-19 vaccines as soon as a safe, effective vaccine becomes available.... more

Kanawha Co. judge upholds West Virginia school re-entry map, metrics

CHARLESTON— A third attempt to challenge the color-coded map and metrics for reopening schools in West Virginia failed Friday as a Kanawha County judge upheld the current standards.... more

U-BHD reports continued decline of active cases

As of Friday, October 23 at 3:00 p.m., the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department reported that the county has confirmed a total of 234 cases of COVID-19 to date, including four probable cases (234/4) with 46 cases currently active. Upshur County has had two deaths and 190 cases have reportedly now recovered.... more

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters.... more

Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up hospitals

Hospitals across the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff. New highs in cases have been reported in states big and small — from Idaho to Ohio — in recent days.... more

UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

U.K. researchers are preparing to infect healthy young volunteers with the virus that causes COVID-19, becoming the first to announce plans to use the controversial technique to study the disease and potentially speed up development of a vaccine that could help end the pandemic.... more

U.S. Attorney promotes 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

U.S. Attorney Bill Powell wants to ensure that everyone knows how to rid their homes of unused and unwanted medications.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Oct. 21

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., October 21, 2020, there have been 695,527 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 20,734 total cases and 413 deaths.... more

U-BHD confirms 55 active cases

As of Tuesday, October 20 at 3:00 p.m., the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department reported that the county has confirmed 225 cases of COVID-19 to date, including three probable cases (225/3) with 55 cases currently active. Upshur County has had one death and 172 cases have reportedly now recovered.... more

UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

U.K. researchers are preparing to infect healthy young volunteers with the virus that causes COVID-19, becoming the first to announce plans to use the controversial technique to study the disease and potentially speed up development of a vaccine that could help end the pandemic.... more

$25 Million available to assist residents with COVID related utility bill delinquencies

Governor Jim Justice announced Wednesday that $25 million of the CARES Act Relief Fund has been allocated to assist qualifying West Virginians who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are struggling to pay their utility bills. ... more

Medical Cannabis Seed to Sale vendor selected

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) on Wednesday announced Metrc as the new state Seed to Sale system provider.... more

Spikes in COVID-19 cases mean extra precautions for Alzheimer’s caregivers planning Thanksgiving celebrations

Thanksgiving is a holiday that embraces giving thanks for one’s family, but this year because of COVID-19, there may not be any embraces or extended family present.... more

U-BHD confirms 59 active cases

As of Monday, October 19 at 3:00 p.m., the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department reported that the county has confirmed 223 cases of COVID-19 to date, including three probable cases (223/3) with 59 cases currently active. Upshur County has had no deaths and 167 cases have reportedly now recovered.... more

Narconon reports increase in relapse; offers free help

Recently, there has been an increase in relapses amongst those in recovery. A large contributing factor has been isolation caused by the recent outbreak of COVID-19. ... more

U.S. Attorneys Bill Powell and Mike Stuart announce $8.9M in Justice Department grants to combat addiction crisis

U.S. Attorneys Bill Powell and Mike Stuart today announced awards of $8,902,765 in Department of Justice grants to fight drug abuse and addiction in the [name of district].... more

Does the flu vaccine affect my chances of getting COVID-19?

The flu vaccine protects you from seasonal influenza, not the coronavirus — but avoiding the flu is especially important this year.... more

Capito, Manchin announce COVID-19 testing funding for West Virginia Nursing Homes

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Monday $1,220,550 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.... more

‘Generous Idiot’ encourages organ donation registration on hunting, fishing license applications

In observance of National Hunting and Fishing Month, Donate Life West Virginia is launching a statewide ad campaign to encourage organ and tissue donation registration via hunting and fishing license applications. ... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Oct. 16

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., October 16, 2020, there have been 666,717 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 19,580 total cases and 396 deaths.... more

U-BHD confirms 83 active cases

As of Friday, October 16 at noon, the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department reported that the county has confirmed 209 cases of COVID-19 to date, including three probable cases (209/3) with 83 cases currently active. Upshur County has had no deaths and 129 cases have recovered, including one probable case. ... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Oct. 14

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., October 14, 2020, there have been 648,771 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 18,818 total cases and 391 deaths.... more

U-B Health Dept. reports 93 active cases

Upshur County currently has 197 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three probable cases (197/3), with 93 cases are currently active. ... more

How long can I expect a COVID-19 illness to last?

It depends.... more

WVU partners with the CDC to conduct mask observation study, reports encouraging baseline results

The rate of COVID-19 positivity among young adults has been higher than other age groups during July and August. ... more

Danes start culling 2.5 million minks after virus hits farms

Danish veterinarians and farmers have begun culling at least 2.5 million minks in northern Denmark, authorities said Monday, after coronavirus has been reported in at least 63 farms.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Oct. 12

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., October 12, 2020, there have been 638,821 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 18,281 total cases and 385 deaths.... more

Am I immune to the coronavirus if I’ve already had it?

Am I immune to the coronavirus if I’ve already had it? You have some immunity, but how much and for how long are big unanswered questions.... more

Teachers union seeks to toss school virus map

A West Virginia teachers union on Monday filed a legal challenge to the state’s color-coded map that determines whether counties can hold in-person public school classes and athletic competitions during the coronavirus pandemic.... more

National survey by Erie Insurance reveals top reasons people do and don’t get life insurance

Life insurance can pay for final expenses and provide financial security for loved ones left behind, but a new national survey from Erie Insurance shows many people are confused about it.... more

Flu vaccination: Another important step to keep schools safe

With the likelihood that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will coincide with flu season, the West Virginia Immunization Network (WIN) is encouraging students, parents, and staff to prevent the spread of influenza (flu) in our schools and communities.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Oct. 9

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., October 9, 2020, there have been 617,045 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 17,707 total cases and 376 deaths.... more

Upshur County Schools

Families, Students, Staff of Upshur County Schools: ... more

What do we know about superspreader events in the pandemic?

We’re still learning, but it seems that much of the spread of the coronavirus has been caused by what disease trackers call superspreader events. ... more

St. Joseph’s Swing Bed Rehabilitation Program provides therapy services in Buckhannon

St. Joseph’s Swing Bed Rehabilitation Program provides skilled nursing care on a short-term basis, allowing patients in this area access to needed services close to home. It is designed for patients who no longer need hospital care, but continue to need care that cannot be easily provided at home.... more

Stonerise Healthcare increases starting wage to $12; thanks front-line team members with “Hero Bonus”

On October 1, Stonerise Healthcare (Stonerise) announced updates to its wage scale and benefits for team members throughout West Virginia and southeast Ohio. Stonerise has permanently raised its starting wage for all team members to $12 per hour. ... more

How do I politely ask someone to wear a mask?

Experts say you should make the request discreetly because shaming the person could put them on the defensive.... more

WV DHHR shows Upshur as only “orange” county in the state with 19 new cases added Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., October 7, 2020, there have been 602,802 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 17,139 total cases and 369 deaths.... more

Free COVID-19 testing Thurs. at B-UHS

Free COVID-19 testing will be offered on Thursday, October 8 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Buckhannon-Upshur High School parking lot.... more

St. Joseph’s Hospital to recognize Malnutrition Awareness Week October 4 – 9

St. Joseph’s Hospital is recognizing Malnutrition Awareness Week October 4th to 9th. ... more

St. Joseph’s Hospital celebrates National Physicians Assistant Week

St. Joseph’s Hospital is recognizing their Physicians Assistants as they celebrate National PA Week October 6th to 12th. ... more

Capito, Manchin introduce legislation to improve transparency at VA Medical Centers

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced legislation last week that would require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit to Congress a report on the use of security cameras in VA medical centers.... more

Attorney General Morrisey leads continued push to reduce drug overdose deaths

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led a multistate coalition in urging the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to better track illicit use of prescription opioids as the agency sets its drug quotas for next year.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update - Oct. 5

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., October 5, 2020, there have been 596,040 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 16,742 total cases and 361 deaths.... more

Upshur County has its 117 the confirmed case of COVID19

Upshur County currently has 117 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and two probable cases (117/2), with 55 cases are currently active. We have had no deaths, 64 cases have recovered including one probable case. ... more

President Trump returns to the White House

President Trump announced that he will return to the White House from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland Monday evening.... more

Medical Cannabis Grower Permits issued for two local businesses

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) announced Friday the successful applicants for medical cannabis grower permits.... more

Trump ‘doing really well,’ could be released from hospital soon, his doctor says

President Donald Trump could be released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he’s being treated for COVID-19, as early as Monday if his condition continues to improve. ... more

Study: Neanderthal genes may be liability for COVID patients

Scientists say genes that some people have inherited from their Neanderthal ancestors may increase their likelihood of suffering severe forms of COVID-19.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Oct. 2

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., October 2, 2020, there have been 576,026 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 16,307 total cases and 355 deaths.... more

Trump, first lady positive for virus; he has ‘mild symptoms’

President Donald Trump is experiencing “mild symptoms” of COVID-19 after revealing early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning announcement that plunged the country deeper into uncertainty just a month before the presidential election. ... more

Mild to severe: Immune system holds clues to virus reaction

One of COVID-19’s scariest mysteries is why some people are mildly ill or have no symptoms and others rapidly die — and scientists are starting to unravel why.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Sept. 30

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., September 30, 2020, there have been 561,113 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 15,848 total cases and 350 deaths.... more

Upshur Co. Schools explains move to “Gold”

As we continue to work though making sure that we are keeping the Upshur County public informed as much as possible, we wanted to share that on Monday, September 28, Upshur County moved to “Gold” on the WVDHHR County Alert System.... more

U-B Health Dept. reports 27 active cases

Upshur County currently has 89 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2 probable cases (89/2), with 27 cases currently active as of Wednesday, Sept. 30, according to the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Sept. 28

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., September 28, 2020, there have been 552,844 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 15,512 total cases and 337 deaths.... more

Aged and Disabled Waiver Program offers alternative care

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services is offering to assist individuals receiving Medicaid who are currently living in nursing homes and those considering placement in nursing homes for home and community-based alternatives through the Aged and Disabled Waiver (ADW) program.... more

What are the different types of coronavirus tests?

There are three broad categories of coronavirus tests in the U.S. Two diagnose whether you have an active infection, and a third indicates if you previously had the virus. ... more

US cruises vow 100% testing in plan for resuming sailing

Major cruise lines say they will test all passengers and crew for COVID-19 prior to boarding as part of their plan for resuming sailing in the Americas.... more

School COVID-19 outbreak data posted on WV Department of Education website

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) will post data on COVID-19 outbreaks in public schools on its website at https://wvde.us/schooloutbreaks.... more

Capito, Manchin announce funding for COVID-19 vaccine preparedness in West Virginia

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $908,926 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Friday to provide critical infrastructure support regarding to COVID-19 vaccine preparedness.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update - Sept. 25

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., September 25, 2020, there have been 535,018 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 14,953 total cases and 330 deaths.... more

Virtual conference on Recovery-Focused Housing set for Sept. 28-29

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and the West Virginia Housing Development Fund (WVHDF) will host a virtual conference on September 28-29, 2020 focused on recovery housing. ... more

Supplemental payment for Low Income Energy Assistance Program recipients

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced an automatic Regular Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) supplemental payment of $125 will be issued to individuals who received Regular LIEAP in the 2020 program year.... more

President Trump unveils his America First Healthcare Plan

President Trump traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina Thursday afternoon where he just unveiled his America First Healthcare Plan.... more

How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

It’s impossible to tell without a test...... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Sept. 23

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., September 23, 2020, there have been 525,236 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 14,504 total cases and 319 deaths.... more

Late-stage study of first single-shot vaccine begins in US

Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus.... more

FDA: Beware of fraudulent Coronavirus tests, vaccines and treatments

While many Americans are sheltering at home to help “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of coronavirus disease (also called COVID-19), they might be tempted to buy or use questionable products that claim to help diagnose, treat, cure, and even prevent COVID-19.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Sept. 21

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., September 21, 2020, there have been 519,175 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 14,171 total cases and 312 deaths.... more

Bipartisan bill declares September National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today applauded passage of a bipartisan resolution she co-sponsored that declares September 2020 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. ... more

Emergency Amendment to Legislative Rule requiring face masks during pre-hospital patient encounters

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has filed an emergency amendment to Legislative Rule 64 CSR 48: Emergency Medical Services. ... more

WV Congressional delegation urges HHS to make changes to Opioid Treatment Policy

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with U.S. Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.-1), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.-2), and Carol Miller (R-W.Va.-3) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma calling for immediate action to address a decision by CMS that could negatively affect access to treatment for opioid addiction.... more

Coronavirus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults, CDC says

A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults released Tuesday shows they mirror patterns seen in older patients.... more

Capito, Warren introduce Ally’s Act

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recently introduced Ally’s Act, bipartisan legislation that would ensure private insurance companies provide coverage for osseointegrated hearing devices (OIDs), including bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA) and cochlear implants.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Sept. 18

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., September 18, 2020, there have been 502,803 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 13,683 total cases and 297 deaths.... more

U-B Health Dept. reports active cases down to six

Upshur County currently has 62 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 1 probable case (62/1), with 6 cases are currently active. We have had no (0) deaths, and 57 cases have recovered, including the 1 probable case. ... more

FEMA ends lost wages assistance, WV unemployment benefits to continue

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has ended its Lost Wages Assistance Program, which provided an additional $300 a week in unemployment benefits to qualified claimants in West Virginia and other states.... more

Capito, colleagues call on VA Secretary to provide Veterans coverage for Telehealth Services amid COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan group of senators to call on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to provide coverage of comprehensive telehealth services, including voice communication, for beneficiaries of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA).... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Sept. 16

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., September 16, 2020, there have been 493,568 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 13,196 total cases and 290 deaths.... more

Capito participates in hearing to review administration’s COVID-19 response

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, participated virtually Wednesday in a Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-H) Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to review the administration’s coronavirus response efforts. ... more

W.Va. reports second inmate death related to COVID-19

Autopsy results show the July death of a Mount Olive Correctional Complex inmate from an underlying health condition also involved COVID-19 complications. A more recent Mount Olive inmate death, meanwhile, is considered possibly related to the virus.... more

West Virginia Immunization Network urges Flu Vaccination this Fall

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, there is concern about the seasonal flu coinciding with the pandemic. The West Virginia Immunization Network urges West Virginia residents to get a flu vaccine this season.... more

FDA’s Daily Roundup – Sept. 15

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.... more

U-BHD reports 16 active cases

Upshur County currently has sixty-two (62) confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 1 probable case (62/1), with 16 cases currently active. ... more

U-BHD reports 16 active cases

Upshur County currently has sixty-two (62) confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 1 probable case (62/1), with 16 cases currently active. ... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Sept. 14

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)reports as of 10:00 a.m., September 14, 2020, there have been 487,714 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 12,820 total cases and 275 deaths.... more

WVDE issues Sept. 12 School Alert System Map update

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has posted the September 12, 2020, School Alert System Map update.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Sept. 11

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)reports as of 10:00 a.m., on September 11, 2020, there have been 471,517 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 12,174 total cases and 263 deaths.... more

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer?

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer? Pick one that contains mostly alcohol and has few other ingredients.... more

Vaccine trial stopped after neurological symptoms detected

A woman who received an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed severe neurological symptoms that prompted a pause in testing, a spokesman for drugmaker AstraZeneca said Thursday.... more

Doctors study why obesity may be tied to serious COVID-19

In the early days of the pandemic, doctors noticed something about the people severely ill from COVID-19: Many were obese. ... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Sept. 9

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on September 9, 2020, there have been 463,686 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 11,808 total cases and 254 deaths.... more

COVID-19 Data Review Panel examines State’s data

The COVID-19 Data Review Panel, responsible for verifying the data utilized in the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) School Re-Entry Metrics Map, reviewed data from a public health perspective to determine the accuracy and reliability of the data to ensure they are a true indication of what’s occurring among counties across West Virginia.... more

WV Department of Education issues School Re-Entry Map update

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has posted the September 5, 2020, School Re-entry Metrics and Protocols map as part of the School Alert System. This map determines which counties will open their school year with in-person instruction and it will direct the level of extracurricular activities permitted for the week of September 6 – 12. ... more

Justice discusses first day back to school

Governor Jim Justice resumed his daily press briefings for the week via YouTube Tuesday afternoon, providing continual updates on the state’s response efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.... more

WVU suspends 29 students for COVID-19-related violations, additional sanctions pending

Twenty-nine West Virginia University students are being placed on immediate interim suspension amid ongoing COVID-19-related investigations. Additional sanctions are pending as investigations continue.... more

Recovery Month in West Virginia goes virtual

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Office of Drug Control Policy is joining partners nationwide in recognizing September as National Recovery Month. In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, DHHR’s Office of Drug Control Policy is working with organizations to celebrate and promote recovery through virtual initiatives.... more

WVU temporarily shifts most undergraduate courses online amid increasing COVID-19 cases

After an announcement Monday (Sept. 7) that most undergraduate, in-person classes on the Morgantown campus will move online for two weeks, President Gordon Gee detailed plans for the transition in a letter to the University community.... more

Pandemic brings hard times for farmers, worsening hunger

The coronavirus pandemic has brought hard times for many farmers and has imperiled food security for many millions both in the cities and the countryside.... more

Capito, Manchin announce $1.5 Million for Dislocated Workers due to COVID-19

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,500,000 through the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) COVID-19 Dislocated Worker Grant. ... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Sept. 4

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on September 4, 2020, there have been 448,720 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 11,037 total cases and 243 deaths.... more

Steroids confirmed to help severely ill coronavirus patients

New studies confirm that multiple types of steroids improve survival for severely ill COVID-19 patients, cementing the cheap drugs as a standard of care. ... more

WorkForce West Virginia receives FEMA grant approval, launches Lost Wages Assistance Program for unemployed West Virginians

Gov. Jim Justice and WorkForce West Virginia announced that the state is activating the Lost Wages Assistance Program to provide additional benefits to unemployed West Virginians. ... more

Large antibody study offers hope for virus vaccine efforts

Antibodies that people make to fight the new coronavirus last for at least four months after diagnosis and do not fade quickly as some earlier reports suggested, scientists have found.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Sept. 2

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on September 2, 2020, there have been 441,396 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 10,642 total cases and 230 deaths.... more

FDA issues EUA for convalescent plasma as potential promising COVID–19 Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for investigational convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to fight COVID-19. ... more

Third virus vaccine reaches major hurdle: final US testing

A handful of the dozens of experimental COVID-19 vaccines in human testing have reached the last and biggest hurdle — looking for the needed proof that they really work as a U.S. advisory panel suggested Tuesday a way to ration the first limited doses once a vaccine wins approval. ... more

Can I use a face shield instead of a mask?

Can I use a face shield instead of a mask?... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Aug. 31

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 31, 2020, there have been 435,863 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 10,250 total cases and 214 deaths.... more

KFC suspends “Its Finger Lickin’ Good” slogan amid pandemic

Kentucky Fried Chicken suspended its “It’s Finger Lickin’ Good” tagline after 64 years, deeming it “the most inappropriate slogan for 2020" amid the coronavirus pandemic.... more

Capito, Klobuchar, Moran urge FTC to address privacy issues surrounding mobile app “Premom”

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, joined her colleagues Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) in sending a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons urging the FTC to take action to address the troubling data collection and sharing practices of the mobile application (“app”) Premom.... more

Can mosquitoes spread the coronavirus?

Can mosquitoes spread the coronavirus? No. While mosquitoes can spread some diseases, most notably malaria, experts say COVID-19 is not among them... more

WVU provides additional COVID-19 testing information

West Virginia University is providing additional COVID-19 data to help the campus and surrounding community have a better understanding of positive test results, monitoring and response protocols.... more

Scientists say Hong Kong man got coronavirus a second time

University of Hong Kong scientists claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19.... more

Don’t let COVID-19 delay your dental visit

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, including dental appointments and other important medical care. ... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Aug. 28

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 28, 2020, there have been 419,401 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 9,824 total cases and 202 deaths.... more

WVU website offers helpful videos for parents and guardians trying to educate children

Parents and guardians looking to improve kids’ online learning experience this Fall, can check out a suite of videos that offer tips for navigating the new realities of remote learning in the ever-changing educational landscape.... more

Putin touts Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine as effective and safe

The Russian president on Thursday praised a coronavirus vaccine that Russia approved for use earlier this month as effective and safe, a clear bid to address international skepticism about the shots that have only been studied for two months in a few dozen people. ... more

Overdose calls increase 24% and higher in some counties during COVID

As the Northern District of West Virginia continues to see the effects of the opioid epidemic, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell is concerned about the increase in overdose calls during the peak months of COVID.... more

WVU completes baseline COVID-19 testing, transitions to surveillance testing

West Virginia University has completed baseline COVID-19 testing as part of its Return to Campus plan launched this summer. ... more

W.Va. records first inmate death believed related to COVID-19

An inmate from the South Central Regional Jail died early Friday while at an outside hospital, and the preliminary assessment from health officials attributes the cause to complications from COVID-19.... more

Capito, Manchin announce revolving loan funds to help WV Small Businesses respond to COVID-19

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Thursday that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $4.3 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance grants to capitalize and administer Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) that will provide critical gap financing to small businesses and entrepreneurs adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic across West Virginia.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update - Aug. 27

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 26, 2020, there have been 409,429 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 9,540 total cases and 190 deaths.... more

FDA Daily Roundup

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday the following actions in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.... more

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Convalescent Plasma as Potential Promising COVID–19 Treatment, Another Achievement in Administration’s Fight Against Pandemic

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for investigational convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to fight COVID-19. ... more

COVID-19 Saliva Test provides a ray of hope for sports

Finally, perhaps a ray of hope has emerged for college sports. For the first time since the COVID-19 virus interrupted everyday life this past March, we received some potentially very good news last Saturday afternoon.... more

Congressman Alex X. Mooney announces $1.5 Million in grants for Health Centers

Wednesday, Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) announced $1,458,664 in grants for health centers in West Virginia’s Second Congressional District from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ ‘Health Center Cluster’ grant program.... more

Capito, Manchin announce funding for Public Transportation in Morgantown

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Wednesday $40,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the Mountain Line Transit Project in Morgantown.... more

WV physicians using data to combat COVID-19

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) has been working with its investigators across the state to develop new and innovative ways to combat this global public health crisis. Early on, WVCTSI acknowledged the importance of clinical data to answering fundamental questions about this new virus.... more

Stonerise Healthcare advises community on COVID-19 infections

Following confirmation that two employees and one patient at Stonerise Healthcare’s Springfield Skilled Nursing Center (Monroe County) tested positive for COVID-19, and in accordance with guidance from the State of West Virginia, all Springfield patients and employees were tested this week for the novel coronavirus. ... more

WorkForce warns West Virginians about cases of unemployment fraud

WorkForce West Virginia has received thousands of fraudulent applications for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and agency officials are asking West Virginians to be on the lookout and protect their identities.... more

Gov. Justice directs WorkForce West Virginia to apply for “Lost Wage Assistance” unemployment insurance funds

Gov. Jim Justice has directed WorkForce West Virginia to apply for the Lost Wages Assistance Payments grant through the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Aug. 21

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 21, 2020, there have been 384,143 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 9,066 total cases and 170 deaths.... more

WV confirms first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed on Thursday that a West Virginia child has been diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). This is the first reported case in West Virginia... more

When is it safe to open schools? States have varying answers

As schools across the U.S. decide whether to reopen this fall, many are left wondering how to know if it's safe. Public health experts say virus rates in the community should be low, but there's little agreement on a specific threshold or even a measurement.... more

Pharmacists can now give childhood shots

Pharmacists in all 50 states are now allowed to give childhood vaccinations under a new directive aimed at preventing future outbreaks of measles and other preventable diseases.... more

ClearMask receives FDA clearance for world’s first fully transparent surgical mask

ClearMask LLC, a privately held American medical supply company, announced Friday that it received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) clearance on April 6, 2020, for its ClearMask™, a fully transparent surgical mask.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update - Aug. 20

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 19, 2020, there have been 369,546 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 8,801 total cases and 166 deaths.... more

Is it safe to drink from a fountain during the pandemic?

Is it safe to drink from a water fountain during the pandemic? There's no evidence you can get COVID-19 from the water itself. But since the virus may linger on surfaces, experts say to avoid fountains if you can or to limit any direct contact when using them.... more

WVU reinforces seriousness of following COVID-19 health and safety guidelines

West Virginia University is taking enforcement of COVID-19 protocols very seriously this fall. ... more

FDA expands hand sanitizer warnings to include 1-propanol contamination

FDA is warning consumers and health care professionals about certain hand sanitizer products, including those manufactured by Harmonic Nature S de RL de MI in Mexico, that are labeled to contain ethanol or isopropyl alcohol but have tested positive for 1-propanol contamination. ... more

Enhanced testing update, South Central Regional Jail

Retesting at the South Central Regional Jail shows COVID-19 has been largely contained, with 57 positive and 433 negative results among inmates and six positive and 84 negative results among staff.... more

Capito, Colleagues urge flexibility for school meals

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and their colleagues sent a letter Monday to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to urge the department to continue providing flexibilities to schools and sponsoring organizations for school meals and child nutrition.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Aug. 17

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 17, 2020, there have been 360,669 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 8,632 total cases and 160 deaths.... more

Dominion Energy supports energy assistance programs and expands bill payment plans to help customers facing economic hardship

Dominion Energy West Virginia is working to support customers, offering more flexible payment options on past due balances for families and individuals facing financial hardship. ... more

Attorney General Morrisey urges Congress to protect senior victims of fraud

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and a bipartisan coalition of 44 attorneys general are urging the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to include help for those victimized by elder scams and exploitation in COVID-19 relief legislation. ... more

Attorney General Morrisey urges Congress to protect senior victims of fraud

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and a bipartisan coalition of 44 attorneys general are urging the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to include help for those victimized by elder scams and exploitation in COVID-19 relief legislation. ... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Aug. 14

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 14, 2020, there have been 344,530 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 8,274 total cases and 157 deaths.... more

Canceling school hurts low-income and minority families the most

President Trump welcomed a group of teachers, parents, and physicians to the White House Wednesday to discuss how best to get American children back to school safely this fall.... more

Gaiters do no harm: WVU toxicologists find coverings help contain the spread of exhaled droplets

Experts with the West Virginia University Center for Inhalation Toxicology found that – assuming it’s a good fit - a gaiter will, despite recent reports, provide a respiratory containment of exhaled droplets comparable to a common over-the-ear cloth mask. ... more

Crane named Deputy Secretary of DHHR

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch announced on Friday the appointment of Brigadier General Russell Crane a Deputy Secretary of DHHR, effective August 17, 2020. ... more

Capito, Hirono, Whitehouse call on CMS to make all recommended vaccines accessible to Medicare beneficiaries

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) along with Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) led a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues in a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma requesting CMS make all recommended vaccines accessible to Medicare beneficiaries.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Aug. 12

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 12, 2020, there have been 335,075 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 8,008 total cases and 153 deaths.... more

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double.... more

Capito asks President Trump to extend Title 32 orders for West Virginia National Guard

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump Tuesday requesting that the federal government continue to cover 100 percent of the cost share for the West Virginia National Guard’s (WVNG) response to the coronavirus pandemic under Title 32 orders.... more

Secretary Warner announces launch of absentee process for 2020 General Election

Secretary of State Mac Warner announced that beginning Aug. 11, voters who prefer to vote absentee in the 2020 General Election may now request an absentee ballot from their county clerk.... more

Help304 service launched to help those affected by COVID related stress

If you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or emotionally exhausted, you’re not alone. Pandemic related stress is high. Many people are worried they or a family member will become sick.... more

Gov. Justice presents fleet of food trucks to support West Virginia senior nutrition meal delivery programs

Gov. Jim Justice presented a fleet of new hot & cold food trucks Tuesday that will allow more seniors across West Virginia to receive fresh meals in their homes through the State’s senior nutrition meal delivery programs: Meals on Wheels and Home-Delivered Meals.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Aug. 10

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 10, 2020, there have been 326,886 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 7,754 total cases and 141 deaths.... more

MTA asks Apple's help to solve iPhone mask issues

New York's mass transit agency wants Apple to come up with a better way for iPhone users to unlock their phones without taking off their masks, as it seeks to guard against the spread of the coronavirus in buses and subways. ... more

Trump announces aid for jobless, renters, student loan borrowers

President Trump Saturday signed four executive actions to provide Americans financial relief from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Here's a look at what they would do.... more

Enhanced testing returns to South Central Regional Jail

Heeding Gov. Jim Justice’s call to “run to the fire” in the fight against COVID-19, the Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation has resumed enhanced testing at the South Central Regional Jail in response to four new positive inmate cases there.... more

Congressional candidate Cathy Kunkel outlines plans for Healthcare for All

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed even more openly the problems of the U.S. healthcare system. More than 60,000 West Virginians lost health insurance during this pandemic, as a result of losing their jobs. ... more

Capito, Manchin announce support for homeless veterans in West Virginia

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $7,262,424 for non-profits across West Virginia to help combat veteran homelessness on Monday. ... more

Attorney General Morrisey supports board’s dismissal of complaint against Berkeley County barber

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey commends the state’s Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists for voting to dismiss a complaint filed against a Berkeley County barber who kept his shop open during the coronavirus pandemic.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update - Aug. 7

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 7, 2020, there have been 312,521 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 7,433 total cases and 127 deaths.... more

U-B Health Department updates

According to the local Health Department, Upshur County currently has 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three probable cases (36/3). ... more

US kids, parents perform DIY tests for coronavirus science

In a comfy suburb just outside Nashville, a young family swabs their noses twice a month in a DIY study seeking answers to some of the most vexing questions about the coronavirus. How many U.S. children and teens are infected? How many kids who are infected show no symptoms? How likely are they to spread it to other kids and adults? ... more

School Clothing Allowance application period opens

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Children and Families will begin accepting school clothing allowance applications on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools.... more

Capito, Manchin announce opioid relief funding opportunity in West Virginia

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the opportunity for Belington Community Medical Services Association to apply for $1,000,000 in funding under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP). ... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Aug. 5

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 5, 2020, there have been 302,443 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 7,159 total cases and 124 deaths.... more

FDA authorizes first tests that estimate a patient’s antibodies from past SARS-CoV-2 infection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first two COVID-19 serology tests that display an estimated quantity of antibodies present in the individual’s blood on July 31. ... more

Helping students who miss the normalcy of sports and activities they love

As the nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of school sports and all extracurriculars remains unclear.... more

Donate COVID-19 plasma after recovery

If you have fully recovered from COVID-19, you may be able to help patients currently fighting the infection by donating your plasma. ... more

Capito cosponsors amendment to support NIH research

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined her colleague U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) Tuesday in introducing an amendment for consideration to the impending coronavirus relief package. The amendment would provide additional funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Aug. 3

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 3, 2020, there have been 294,902 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 6,973 total cases and 117 deaths.... more

Paycheck Protection Program lending window closing

With every phone call, video conference and socially distanced meeting I’ve attended across the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Mid-Atlantic Region, it is clear to me - entrepreneurship is alive and well despite what we’re all going through these days. ... more

Gov. Justice directs DHHR and WVNG to assist with rise in COVID-19 cases at two hospitals

Governor Jim Justice has directed the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia National Guard to closely monitor rises in COVID-19 cases in both staff and patients at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital and Logan General Hospital and to assist where needed.... more

Gov. Justice extends closure of Monongalia County bars for an additional 10 day

Gov. Jim Justice announced that he has issued an executive order, extending the closure of all bars in Monongalia County for an additional 10 days.... more

Gov. Justice asks DHHR to work with Thomas Health to stand up St. Francis Hospital as a COVID-19 surge hospital to perform a dry run

Gov. Jim Justice has directed Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to work with Thomas Health, the parent company of Saint Francis Hospital, to accept their earlier offer to stand up as a COVID-19 surge hospital. ... more

DHHR transitioning to once a day reporting of COVID-19 Dashboard

On July 24, 2020, Gov. Jim Justice announced that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), the agency in charge of reporting the number of COVID-19 cases, will transition from providing twice-daily updates to one report every 24 hours.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – July 31

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5:00 p.m., on July 31, 2020, there have been 283,848 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 6,642 total cases and 116 deaths.... more

Can you get the coronavirus twice?

Can you get the coronavirus twice? Scientists don't know for sure yet, but they believe it's unlikely.... more

President Trump to recovered Coronavirus patients: Your plasma could save lives

President Trump just visited the American Red Cross Headquarters, where he joined public health experts from across the government to discuss a promising new development in the fight against Coronavirus.... more

Fauci optimistic COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available

Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved as safe and effective, Americans should have widespread access within a reasonable time, Dr. Anthony Fauci assured lawmakers Friday.... more

DHHR announces Low Income Energy Assistance Program for low income residents

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) will begin mailing applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) on July 31, 2020, to households who were approved for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) but did not receive LIEAP. To be eligible to receive the LIEAP application, a household would have been approved for SNAP on or after April 1, 2020. ... more

Can the coronavirus spread through the air?

Can the coronavirus spread through the air? Yes, it's possible.... more

FDA reiterates warning about dangerous alcohol-based hand sanitizers containing methanol

The FDA continues to warn consumers and health care professionals not to use certain alcohol-based hand sanitizers due to the dangerous presence of methanol, or wood alcohol – a substance often used to create fuel and antifreeze that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin as well as life-threatening when ingested.... more

Update on WVU cleaning and disinfecting procedures in response to COVID-19

As part of our continuing efforts to provide a safe learning, working and living environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors, the Facilities Management team has implemented several enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures in preparation for return to campus this fall.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – July 29

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5:00 p.m., on July 29, 2020, there have been 273,988 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 6,326 total cases and 112 deaths.... more

Several Coronavirus vaccines reach late-stage trials

Operation Warp Speed, one of President Trump’s most important responses to the Coronavirus, is a historic partnership between the federal government, scientific community, and private sector to develop a safe COVID-19 vaccine in record time. Its goal is to produce 300 million doses of vaccine and have initial doses ready by January.... more

FDA authorizes first diagnostic test for screening of people without known or suspected COVID-19 infection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reissued the LabCorp COVID-19 RT-PCR Test emergency use authorization (EUA) last week, to include two new indications for use: testing for people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms or who have no reason to suspect COVID-19 infection, and to allow pooled sample testing. ... more

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing yields zero positive results

According to the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department, the COVID-19 Drive-thru testing held on July 10-11 yielded zero positive results.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – July 27

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5:00 p.m., on July 27, 2020, there have been 265,892 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 6,054 total cases and 106 deaths.... more

Capito, Graham, Rounds introduce bill to move PPE supply chain from China to U.S.

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced Wednesday the U.S. MADE Act of 2020 to decrease United States dependence on countries like China for critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our health care providers.... more

Why are coins hard to find during the pandemic?

The Federal Reserve has seen a significant decline of coins in circulation because people are not spending them as regularly at businesses, many of which are either temporarily closed or not accepting cash.... more

Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

The world's biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government — one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race.... more

Capito welcomes U.S. Drug Czar back to W.Va.

Friday, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) welcomed to West Virginia U.S. Drug Czar Jim Carroll, who serves as Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The two met in Huntington where they discussed the impact of the coronavirus on drug overdose deaths. ... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – July 24

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5:00 p.m., on July 24, 2020, there have been 253,040 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 5,695 total cases and 103 deaths.... more

Capito, Young, King unveil bipartisan telehealth legislation that will lead to greater affordability and access

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Angus King (I-Maine) announced legislation to study the impacts of telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID–19 Emergency Telehealth Impact Reporting Act of 2020, S.4289, requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assess key health care metrics, including utilization rates and hospital readmission rates, for patients who received their healthcare through expanded telehealth programs during the coronavirus pandemic. ... more

COVID-19 update from UBHD

Upshur County currently has 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two probables (33/2). Twelve of those cases are currently active, with one hospitalized and many soon coming off quarantine. Upshur County has no deaths and 23 have recovered, including the probables that are showing up on the WV DHHR website. ... more

Gov. Justice extends closure of Monongalia County bars for an additional 10 days

Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he has issued an executive order, extending the closure of all bars in Monongalia County for an additional 10 days.... more

Capito talks Coronavirus Relief on Bloomberg TV

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined David Westin on Bloomberg TV’s Balance of Power Friday to discuss how states like West Virginia are handling the coronavirus pandemic—particularly when it comes to small business relief, reopening schools, and more.... more

Capito co-sponsors RESTART Act to support hardest-hit small and mid-sized businesses

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this week joined a growing list of her senate colleagues in supporting the Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty (RESTART) Act. The legislation aims to provide a lifeline for the hardest-hit small and mid-sized businesses.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – July 22

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5:00 p.m., on July 22, 2020, there have been 247,291 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 5,461 total cases and 102 deaths.... more

Warner issues comprehensive Primary Election Report outlining planning and preparation during the pandemic

Secretary of State Mac Warner has now released the highlights of the most unique and challenging election in state history in a comprehensive report to state officials, legislators and the general public. The report follows the formal certification of all 55 counties’ election results.... more

Support grows for PPP Forgiveness for small business legislation

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act now has 18 cosponsors, with more expected to come in the following days. Senator Capito was one of the original cosponsors of this legislation.... more

Private Colleges: Preparations in place for the fall semester

West Virginia’s colleges and universities were among the first to take drastic measures to protect our communities in response to COVID-19.... more

Gov. Justice hosts West Virginia’s college and university presidents to discuss reopening plans

Gov. Jim Justice held a virtual meeting with all 27 of West Virginia’s public and private college and university presidents to discuss reopening plans for the fall semester and how to ensure the safety of West Virginia’s students, teachers, faculty members, and communities amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – July 20

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5:00 p.m., on July 20, 2020, there have been 234,857 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 5,142 total cases and 100 deaths.... more

Cost of ensuring school safety complicates reopening plans

As school districts across the country decide how and when they can bring students back to campus safely, a major sticking point is emerging: the money to make it happen.... more

Delegate Sypolt requests additional federal COVID-19 funds to support local first responders

Delegate Terri Sypolt, R-Preston, again urged Gov. Jim Justice to include additional funding for local volunteer fire departments and volunteer emergency medical services personnel when distributing federal CARES Act funds.... more

Capito, Manchin announce funding for Nurse Education Training Program at Fairmont State

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $499,975 for the Nurse Education Practice Quality Retention Simulation Education Training Program at Fairmont State University on Monday. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).... more

Capito, Manchin announce $113K for Health Departments in West Virginia

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $113,437 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards and Employee Health Policy Initiatives under the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).... more

SBA’s W.Va. District Office debunks common PPP and Economic Injury Disaster Loan myths

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office is hosting Q&A with SBA every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 pm this month to help small business entrepreneurs get their Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan program questions answered quickly.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – July 17

he West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5:00 p.m., on July 17, 2020, there have been 222,427 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 4,783 total cases and 100 deaths.... more

School Clothing Allowance application period delayed due to COVID-19

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Children and Families, has delayed the application period for the School Clothing Allowance (SCA) program due to COVID-19.... more

Walmart to require customers to wear masks at all its stores

Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam’s Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal requirements.... more

West Virginia CARES Act grants to be available for small businesses; unemployment benefits extended

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday that applications will soon be available online for small businesses seeking to receive funding through the Governor’s West Virginia CARES Act Small Business Grant Program.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – July 15

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5:00 p.m., on July 15, 2020, there have been 217,786 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 4,557 total cases and 98 deaths.... more

Justice warns young adults of COVID-19 dangers

Governor Jim Justice continued his daily press briefings via YouTube Wednesday afternoon, providing ongoing updates on the state’s response efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.... more

Attorney General Morrisey partnership nets $800K in disability fraud savings amid COVID-19 shutdowns

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s disability fraud partnership generated more than $800,000 in savings during the most recent quarter, despite coronavirus shutdowns that impacted investigations throughout the state.... more

WorkForce WV accepting applications for extended unemployment benefits

Workers who have exhausted their regular state unemployment and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits may now apply for Extended Benefits, WorkForce West Virginia announced today.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update — July 13

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 6:00 p.m., on July 13, 2020, there have been 211,006 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 4,313 total cases and 97 deaths.... more

LC Health Dept. confirms five new cases of COVID-19

The Lewis County Health Department and Lewis County Office of Emergency Management announced the confirmation of five new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning. ... more

WVU offers information on dealing with work stress, productivity

Zoom fatigue. Eye strain. Body aches. Working remotely can create challenges for your body and mind. Finding time to take breaks throughout the day can help alleviate stress, improve your mood and boost work performance. ... more

Understanding community spread of COVID

As additional cases of the coronavirus are identified in Randolph County, Davis Medical Center is receiving questions about virus spread in the community. ... more

U.S. Senator Manchin issues statement on termination of relationship with the World Health Organization

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to terminate the United States’ relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) during the global COVID-19 pandemic.... more

FDA: Understanding the regulatory terminology of potential preventions and treatments for COVID-19

There’s a lot of confusion about which medical products might work to prevent or treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Scientists are working hard to develop a number of potential drugs for the prevention or treatment of coronavirus, but none are currently approved by the FDA for these purposes.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – April 30 at 5 p.m.

WV DHHR reports as of 5:00 p.m., on April 30, 2020, there have been 44,700 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,125 positive, 43,575 negative and 44 deaths.... more

WV DHHR confirms over 1,000 COVID-19 cases Friday

WV DHHR reports as of 5:00 p.m., on April 24, 2020, there have been 32,419 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,010 positive, 31,409 negative and 32 deaths.... more

WV DHHR reports nearly a third of the state's COVID-19 cases have recovered

WV DHHR reports 290 of the state's cases have recovered and as of 10:00 a.m., on April 21, 2020, there have been 22,763 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 914 positive, 21,849 negative and 26 deaths.... more

WV DHHR reports positive cases top 900

WV DHHR reports as of 10:00 a.m., on April 20, 2020, there have been 22,155 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 902 positive, 21,253 negative and 24 deaths.... more

Upshur’s fourth case of COVID-19 confirmed

WV DHHR reports as of 5:00 p.m., on April 17, 2020, there have been 19,088 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 775 positive, 18,313 negative and 16 deaths.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – April 17 at 10 a.m.

WV DHHR reports as of 10:00 a.m., on April 17, 2020, there have been 18,681 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 754 positive, 17,927 negative and 13 deaths.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – April 15 at 5 p.m.

WV DHHR reports as of 5:00 p.m., on April 15, 2020, there have been 17,821 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 718 positive, 17,103 negative and 12 deaths.... more

WV COVID-19 cases surpass 700

WV DHHR reports as of 10:00 a.m., on April 15, 2020, there have been 17,656 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 702 positive, 16,954 negative and 10 deaths.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – April 14 at 5 p.m.

WV DHHR reports as of 5:00 p.m., on April 14, 2020, there have been 17,224 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 694 positive, 16,530 negative and 10 deaths.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – April 14 at 10 a.m.

WV DHHR reports as of 10:00 a.m., on April 14, 2020, there have been 17,038 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 640 positive, 16,398 negative and nine deaths.... more

 

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – April 13 at 10 a.m.

WV DHHR reports as of 10:00 a.m., on April 13, 2020, there have been 16,655 residents tested for COVID-19, with 626 positive, 16,029 negative and nine deaths.... more

 

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – April 13 at 10 a.m.

WV DHHR reports as of 10:00 a.m., on April 13, 2020, there have been 16,655 residents tested for COVID-19, with 626 positive, 16,029 negative and nine deaths.... more

 

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – April 13 at 10 a.m.

WV DHHR reports as of 10:00 a.m., on April 13, 2020, there have been 16,655 residents tested for COVID-19, with 626 positive, 16,029 negative and nine deaths.... more

Upshur County confirms third case of COVID-19

WV DHHR confirmed Upshur County's third case of COVID-19 and reports as of 5:00 p.m., on April 10, 2020, there have been 15,101 residents tested for COVID-19, with 574 positive, 14,527 negative and five deaths.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update April 10 at 10 a.m.

WV DHHR reports as of 10:00 a.m., on April 10, 2020, there have been 14,537 residents tested for COVID-19, with 536 positive, 14,001 negative and five deaths.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update – April 9 at 10 a.m.

The WV DHHR reports as of 10:00 a.m., on April 9, 2020, there have been 12,934 residents tested for COVID-19, with 485 positive, 12,449 negative and four deaths.... more

Upshur confirms second case of COVID-19

WV DHHR issued a second daily update at 5 p.m. and confirmed Upshur County's second case of COVID-19... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update for April 8

WV DHHR confirmed 50 new cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been officially reported to the state today, making the total positive case count 462.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 update for April 7

WV DHHR confirmed 67 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. As of April 7, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., 12,059 residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 412 positive, 11,647 negative and four deaths.... more

WV DHHR COVID-19 Update for April 6

WV DHHR confirms 21 new cases, including one in Lewis County, for a total positive count of 345. ... more

WV DHHR confirms state's third death to COVID-19

As of April 5, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., 8,838 residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 324 positive, 8,514 negative and three deaths. ... more