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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.