In continued efforts to protect patients, employees and communities from the potential spread of COVID-19, ARH has modified its hospital visitation restrictions.

Although he acknowledged there have been 412 overall positive cases of COVID-19 reported in West Virginia as being the bad news, during his daily briefing on Tuesday, April 7, Gov. Jim Justice used most of his time to address a few pieces of good news.

Gov. Jim Justice announced new COVID-19 related deaths during is his daily press briefing on April 6. The governor also spoke about a new “hotspot” region that has developed in the state.

High-risk Mingo County residents with symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including those who work in healthcare, public safety or critical infrastructure, now have another option for free testing, according to Mingo County Health Department Administrator Keith Blankenship.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Information Technology faculty are 3-D printing face masks to help with the shortage of PPE for healthcare workers, the college announced in a statement. The effort is in conjunction with the West Virginia National Guard’s ongoing work…

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner has published the changes in dates and deadlines for the 2020 Primary Election, which will now be held on June 9.

Pikeville Medical Center issued a statement April 3 to update the region on efforts underway at the hospital which have resulted in changes for patients and the way the hospital delivers its services at this time.

The Ming County Commission met in special session Friday morning. During that time, it was decided to reopen the courthouse on a limited basis.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging consumers to be wary of impostors who may threaten to shut off services, even as several public utilities have suspended terminations for nonpayment during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Tug Valley Area CVB announced March 31 that the second Dirt Days Festival scheduled for April 23-26 has been postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, United States Attorney Mike Stuart for the Southern District of West Virginia and United States Attorney Bill Powell for the Northern District of West Virginia announced Tuesday the formation of the West Virginia Coronavirus Fraud Task Force t…

On April 2, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment.

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With a national shortage of personal protective equipment causing problems at healthcare facilities across the country, on April 1, Appalachian Regional Healthcare issued a call for donations geared to keep its healthcare workers safe on Wednesday, April 1.

In anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Supreme Court issued new amendments on April that strengthen the social-distancing order that has been in place in courts statewide since March 16. The order restricts dockets, jury trials and jury service during the pandemic.

Referring to it as "a time that is most critical for our community," on Tuesday, March 31, Williamson Mayor Charlie Hatfield released a statement regarding the city's preparedness to enforce Gov. Jim Justice's executive orders closing all parks and playgrounds and that which directs people t…

The Tug Valley Area CVB announced late Tuesday evening that the Second Dirt Days Festival scheduled for April 23-26 has been postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency also reminds everyone to be aware of scammers who try to take advantage of t…

Officials said this week that, after serving the community for more than 100 years, Williamson Memorial Hospital will officially close its doors sometime in April.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) announced in a statement March 27 that it is temporarily reducing staffing levels through staff furloughs in a number of departments across its 13-hospital healthcare system in Eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia to focus on essential services an…

WV Gov. Jim Justice kept his daily COVID-19 update brief on Friday, March 27, touching only on a couple of issues.

During his COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, March 26, WV Gov. Jim Justice said while in talks with President Donald Trump over the past two days he requested that the federal government continue to help the state "keep its head above water" by supplying more supplies and equipment for medical …

During his address March 25, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced that he has instructed State Superintendent of Schools Clayton Burch to extend the ongoing closure of all schools statewide until April 20.

University of Pikeville announced changes that it is making to spring commencement this year due to concerns over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Appalachian Center for the Arts announced that it will broadcast, or live-stream, a performance of its recent children’s show this Thursday for everyone staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ood City President and CEO Steve Smith told members of the media in a conference call Tuesday that the company is doing everything it can to keep its stores stocked, but there are challenges in the current environment.

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