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…

Mingo County Health officials are reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19, which they say were confirmed for the days of July 18-20. These 20 follow closely on the heels of the eight cases that were reported Wednesday, July 15, the two on Thursday, July 16, and the nine confirmed on Friday, July 17.

West Virginia has been in the processing of reopening the state for about three months. Businesses, activities and events have slowly been reintegrating into daily activities; however, Gov. Jim Justice is putting on the brakes and even reversing some portions of “West Virginia Strong: The Co…

Mingo County Health officials are reporting eight new cases of COVID-19, which they say represent the greatest number of cases confirmed in one day. These eight follow two cases that were confirmed last weekend and now bring the total number of Mingo County cases up to 36.

Today, July 13, officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department announced that several new positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the KRDHD service area since Friday, bringing the KRDHD's total cases to 151.

West Virginia has been in the processing of reopening the state for about three months. Businesses, activities and events have slowly been reintegrating into daily activities; however, Gov. Jim Justice is putting on the brakes and even reversing some portions of “West Virginia Strong: The Co…

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Bernie Dolan, executive director of the state’s Second School Activities Commission (WVSSAC), announced dates for high school athletics statistics Friday afternoon, July 10, despite serious spikes in West Virginia’s COVID-19 statistics.

At midnight, Tuesday, July 7, an order requiring people to wear face coverings inside buildings will go into effect. The order was executed by Gov. Jim Justice on Monday because of recent spikes in the state’s COVID-19 statistics.

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