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…
“Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College officials have issued a statement regarding a COVID-19 case on the college’s Logan campus:
Pike County Health Departments officials said late Thursday, Aug. 20, that there has been potential COVID-19 exposure at the South Williamson Walmart.
Mingo County Health officials confirmed 25 new cases of COVID-19 in Mingo County during the past week, Aug. 7-13. However, officials noted there have been no additional deaths during this period.
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.
Mingo County Health officials have confirmed the fourth and fifth COVID-19 related deaths in Mingo County. The two deaths were confirmed Thursday, Aug. 6.
Mingo County Health officials have confirmed the third COVID-19 related death in Mingo County. Health officials said the third death, reported Monday, Aug. 3, was a 43 year-old male who died while hospitalized at the Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center in South Williamson.
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.
Mingo County health officials said there were a total of 26 new Mingo County cases of COVID-19 confirmed Thursday, July 23, and Friday, July 24, bringing the new total for July to 88 cases.
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.
Due to a significant increase in special community events commonly held this time of year — such as weddings and high school proms and graduations — as well as an upsurge in vacation travel, Mingo County health officials say the public should be aware of the probability that a consequential …
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…
For the second day in a row and for what seemingly continues to be an alarming trend, Mingo County Health officials said there were eight new Mingo County cases of COVID-19, which they said were confirmed Tuesday, July 21.
The Mingo County Commission voted today (Tuesday, July 21) to limit public access at the courthouse once again.