Morning Briefing 4/6/2020
We are still under the National State of Emergency
Gov. Jim Justice’s “Stay At Home” order issued on March 23, 2020, is still in effect. It directs all West Virginia residents to stay at home and limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs. Non-essential Businesses and operations must temporarily cease operations.
Cases of COVID 19 in West Virginia
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is the official reporting agency for COVID-19, which in turn provides official case numbers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Medical providers and laboratories are required to report positive test results to DHHR. The data in the daily reports include all known positive cases but underreports the total number of individuals tested as not all laboratories are able to electronically submit negative test results.
Where can I get a test? Please note that this is not a comprehensive list; there may be more testing sites out there that are added daily. – Source Senator Joe Manchin
Gov. Justice continues to encourage all West Virginians to follow the guidelines presented by President Donald J. Trump to avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people.
For more information about COVID-19 prevention and more, call the State’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-887-4304 or visit Coronavirus.wv.gov.
Dream Center distribution/Fishes and Loaves
An emergency drive-thru food distribution this Tuesday from 1-3 at Fishes and Loaves for those who pre-registered and those who need food. We encourage those who are a part of our senior program to come and get their box of food. No will be signing or getting out of their car.
|Gov. Justice also announced that he will secure additional resources to assist Workforce West Virginia with processing unemployment claims due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning April 6th, the Workforce West Virginia call line will operate 24/7 and the West Virginia National Guard will provide staff members to get the backlog of calls under control.|
Gov. Justice expressed the importance of silencing rumors as the state continues to battle COVID-19. With many false reports circulating on social media, he wanted to clarify the following:
The West Virginia State Police are NOT stopping traffic at state borders.
The State Police are NOT pulling over vehicles just because they have out-of-state plates. The West Virginia National Guard is NOT being used to enforce a lockdown. There is NO curfew and there is NO national quarantine.