Due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant throughout the county’s schools in just the week since the new school year began on Sept.7, the Mingo County Board of Education has put into place a universal indoor mask policy for both students and personnel.
COVID-19 and its Delta variant are causing pandemic statistics in West Virginia to soar as the virus once again takes a sweep across the nation.
The Mingo County Commission received a somewhat discouraging report from Mingo County Health Department Administrator Keith Blankenship concerning the current status of COVID-19 in the county and state.
Following a lengthy discussion about the status of the COVID-19 virus and its Delta variant, the Mingo County Commission voted to reinstate its previous COVID protocols at the Mingo County Courthouse during its meeting Wednesday morning, Sept. 1.
The Delbarton Homecoming Committee announced today, Tuesday, Aug. 31, the traditional Kiwanis Kids Fishing Tournament postponed this week.
As of 11:45 this morning (Tuesday, Aug. 31), Mingo County is under a state of emergency.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced the Mountain State’s second COVID-19 vaccination incentive program earlier today, Friday, Aug. 20.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced the Mountain State’s second COVID-19 vaccination incentive program on Friday, Aug. 20.
According to the latest data on the West Virginia DHHR Dashboard, to date 458 cases of the Delta variant, 2,506 of the U.K. variant, 32 of the Brazilian variant, and eight of the South African variant have been confirmed within West Virginia.
In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will be offering a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic Monday, Aug. 16, the first day of classes, on its Logan campus.
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved an emergency regulation on Aug. 12 to require all individuals inside public school facilities to wear a face covering. The move came at an emergency meeting in response to the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant, according to a statement fr…
Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Aug. 10 that he has signed an executive order which will make a mandate of his earlier recommendation that school districts have both students and adults in schools wear masks while indoors for 30 days.
The Mingo County Health Department reported the first confirmed case of the Delta variant in Mingo County on Aug. 4.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justices announced plans during his press briefing on Thursday, July 29, that the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is increasing and he is initiating a study to gather data on vaccination antibody resistance and the possible need for booster shots
Although the coronavirus remains a real threat to public health, and while a few sporadic cases of variant strains continue to pop up, Mingo County health officials said the collective numbers have not been overly alarming during the last few weeks.
Citing a recent rise in both infection and positivity rates in Mingo County and the importance of continued vaccination vigilance, health officials will again be conducting two vaccination clinics this week Williamson and Kermit.
All West Virginia residents 16-years-older and older now may preregister for the COVID-19 vaccination.
After several weeks of steady decline, health officials said both COVID-19 positivity and infection rates saw increases throughout the state during March 8-14.
Mingo County health officials have announced the latest times and locations for COVID-19 testing sites. They are as follows:
Officials with Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) are holding community town hall live event, “COVID-19 Vaccine: Fact versus Fiction,” via Zoom and Facebook at noon on Thursday, Jan. 21.
Due to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine allocations having slowed to a trickle because of high demand, state officials have announced that, at least for now, West Virginia’s current available supply is being distributed only to the state’s largest 12 counties.
Mingo County health officials announced they will be conducting another round of COVID-19 testing clinics this week.
Mingo County Health Department officials announced a second vaccination event has been scheduled this week for West Virginia residents 80 years of age and older.
Mingo County Health Department officials announced they will be holding a one-day drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination event on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the former Williamson Memorial Hospital location.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced changes in school reopening and vaccination schedules Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 30.
Gov. Andy Beshear on Nov. 18 announced several new steps the state is taking to stem the rampant spread of the COVID-19 virus across the commonwealth, including the closure of schools and in-person service for bars and restaurants.
Beginning at midnight, Saturday, Nov. 14, wearing masks and face coverings in indoor public spaces will be mandatory by virtue of a new executive order being signed by Gov. Jim Justice.
Mingo County health officials announced late Tuesday, Nov. 10, that the county has experienced its 12th confirmed COVID-19 related death.
The Mingo County Health Department has launched a new Facebook campaign that ideally will spur more of the county’s residents to get tested for COVID-19.
Mingo County Health officials announced Sunday, Nov. 8, that the county has experienced its 11th confirmed COVID-19 related death.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College officials issued a release late Tuesday, Oct. 27, stating that college President Dr. Pamela L. Alderman is now COVID-19 negative.
The West Virginia County Alert System map released earlier today (Wednesday, Oct. 28) shows that Mingo County has gone to “red” status.
As part of the governor’s ongoing initiative to increase COVID-19 testing opportunities, health officials have scheduled testing events this week, Oct. 12 through Oct. 16, at two different locations in Mingo County.
Mingo County students will be returning to remote learning this week--Oct. 12 through Oct. 16--due to the county on Saturday, Oct. 10, having moved back into the orange category on the state's alert map.
Southern West Virginia Community College President Dr. Pamela L. Alderman issued the following release late Saturday afternoon, Oct. 10, stating that she has tested positive for COVID:
Mingo County health officials on Oct. 10 said the number of new positive cases of COVID-19 increased slightly during the last eight days.
School officials said Wednesday, Oct. 7, that a football player at Tug Valley High has tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the closure of the school Thursday.
Mingo County Schools and Mingo County Health Department officials late Tuesday issued a release stating that a Mingo Central High School student has tested positive for COVID-19.
Mingo County health officials said this past week's number of new positive cases of COVID-19 saw only a slight increase over the number reported the previous week.
Mingo County Schools and the Mingo County Health Department on Wednesday, Sept. 30, issued a release reporting that a staff member at Kermit PK-8 and an additional staff member at Gilbert PK-8 have tested positive for COVID-19.
Numbers and statistics related to the COVID-19 virus in West Virginia have taken yet another turn for the worse as new results were posted earlier today. Most notable, for the local community, is that Mingo County has moved to the red category.
The Mingo County Board of Education sent an alert to students and parents Sept. 15 stating that in-person classes will resume on Thursday, Sept. 17. This move followed closely on the heels of an announcement made by Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday of a change to the state mapping system that cle…
Mingo County health officials reported the county’s ninth COVID-19 related death on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
On Monday, Sept. 14, Mingo County health officials reported the county's eighth COVID-19 related death.
Mingo health officials on Monday, Sept. 14, issued a public health announcement regarding possible COVID-19 exposure having occurred at an "unauthorized" event attended on Thursday, Sept. 10 by "young adults" along the King Coal Highway near Mingo Central High School.
Mingo County health officials said there were 40 new positive cases of COVID-19 for the week of Saturday, Sept. 5 through Friday, Sept. 11.
Mingo County Schools officials said the county will begin its 2020-21 school year via remote and virtual learning. The decision not to begin in-person learning as planned comes after the county moved over the weekend from yellow to orange in the state's color-coded metrics system.
In a release issued Monday, Aug. 31, Mingo County health and school officials announced that they are currently addressing what is being termed as an "active outbreak" of COVID-19 at Mingo County Central High School and the Mingo County Board of Education Central Office.
On Monday, August 31, Mingo County health officials reported the county's sixth COVID-19 related death.
Mingo County health officials said Friday, Aug. 28, that one Mingo County Board of Education employee has tested positive for COVID-19, which has necessitated the isolation of the employee and the quarantine of multiple co-workers, as well as a Mingo Central High School golf team member. Hea…