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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, announced more than two dozen new COVID-19 deaths in the Mountain State since last Friday. Because of this, he is signing a new executive order to once again suspend visiting programs for nursing home residents.

Today, July 30, officials with ARH announced that due to a steady increase in COVID-19 cases, and in an abundance of caution to prevent the continued spread of the virus and support the safest hospital environments for all patients, ARH staff will be limiting visitors, and the following revi…

Mingo County Health officials said 16 additional new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed over the weekend, which were listed for the days of July 25-26. These 16 new cases follow the 10 confirmed Thursday, July 23, and 16 on Friday, July 24.

Gov. Andy Beshear announced new steps being taken in an attempt to curb what he referred to as an escalation of COVID-19 cases and a rising positivity rate of the virus.

The Mingo County Commission met in a three-hour session Tuesday with half of that time devoted to various COVID-19 discussions because of recent spikes. One decision made by the commission limits public access at courthouse.

Two weeks ago the Mingo County Board of Education approved a 2020--21 school year reentry plan that school officials are optimistic will help mitigate some of the complications still being created by the COVID-19 pandemic, while simultaneously still provide students and teachers with some se…