West Virginia facts and info: DHHR.wv.gov(800) 887-4304
According to Mingo County Health Department Administrator Keith Blankenship, as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, there remain no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mingo County. At the state level, according to the WV DHHR, there have been 191 positive cases out of 4,384 people tested.
Closures/cancellations and schedule changes:
The Mingo County Library and its branches are now closed through April 15, 2020. Board officials said they will reevaluate on April 15 to determine if the libraries can reopen at that time.
The tentative end date for the closure date of all WV schools has been changed. The new evaluation date is now April 30. A decision will be made by state school officials at that time to determine whether schools will reopen or remain closed.
West Virginia Tax Commissioner Dale Steager has been directed by the governor to extend the West Virginia income tax filing and payment deadline until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to correspond with the federal government’s recent tax filing extension to the same date.
The governor has waived all interest and penalties on property tax filings until Friday, May 1, 2020.
Mingo County Schools is now preparing multiple days of meals at two sites--Mingo Central High School and Lenore PK-8--one day a week and delivering them to each community school for pickup, and will continue this service for as long as the schools closure remains in effect.
The Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce (Coal House) remains closed to the public. The public can utilize the chamber's email, Facebook Messenger or text/call at (304)-920-7266 for questions or more information.
The Beech Creek Community Park remains closed until further notice.
Williamson Memorial Hospital continues to restrict all visitors until further notice.
Appalachian Region Healthcare continues to restrict patient visitation at all its hospitals.
The Hatfield-McCoy Trails remains closed until further notice. Trail permits for those who have had to cancel or postpone trips to the area are valid until Dec. 31, 2020.
Mingo County remains in a state of emergency until further notice. As part of the state of emergency, the Mingo County Courthouse and Mingo Memorial Annex Building will continue to be closed to all non-essential business.
The Williamson Pepperoni Roll Festival scheduled for May 2 will now be held August 22.
The Williamson Field House remains closed to the public.
The Kermit All Class Reunion 2020, originally scheduled for May 23, has been rescheduled for September 5.
The Williamson Housing Authority has suspended all community activities, church services and Bible studies. This includes events scheduled at the WHA Family Resource Center such as the Nature Explorers Spring Camp set for March 30-April 3 and the Work At Home Hiring Event on April 15.
All Head Start classes in Mingo County remained closed until further notice.
All STOP Coalition meetings, statewide, are canceled until further notice.
All Mingo County FRN meetings and Community Conversations are cancelled until further notice.
The operation hours for the South Side Mall at Goody, Kentucky, continue to be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.
Bars and restaurants in Kentucky remain closed to in-person traffic. Food purchases remain available through drive-thru services and/or by order/takeout until further notice.
All West Virginia restaurants and bars will continue to limit their service to carry-out, drive-thru, and delivery options until further notice.
Williamson City Hall remains closed to the public until further notice. Payments for utility/garbage services can be transacted by mail, by dropping off payments to the lockbox in front of the office, or by paying by phone using a credit card.
The town of Gilbert is also closed to the public until further notice. Payments for utilities/garbage services can be made by mail, by phone with a credit card, or placed into drop-off boxes at the office.
The town of Delbarton also remains closed to the public until further notice. Payments for utilities/garbage services can be made by mail, by phone with a credit card, or placed into drop-off boxes at the office.
Kermit Town Hall is closed to the public. Water and sewage bill payments can be paid either by mail or by placing them in a dropbox in front of the building.
Per the Mingo County Sheriff's Office: Anyone needing to pay taxes, renew or file for an initial concealed weapons license or pay home confinement fees can do so by mail to:Mingo County Sheriff’s Office PO Box 1270 Williamson WV 25661.
Mingo County Tax Search Site:http://mingo.softwaresystems.com/index.html. Residents may pay their taxes by credit card via telephone.The number to call is (304) 235-0360.Residents are reminded that in case of an emergency please call 911. All other non-emergency calls to the Mingo County Sheriff’s Office please dial 304-235-0300.
The Larry Joe Harless Center in Gilbert remains closed to everyone except its members. The center's Spring Basketball League has been cancelled and its Hometown Cafe is closed to dine-in patrons but is still offering take-out service.
Beginning Monday, March 23, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will be extending its Spring Break by one week for students. Faculty will be on campus making preparations to offer their classes fully online beginning Monday, March 30, and information will be sent to students on how to access their classes.