The responsible thing everyone can do is to follow the social distancing guidelines to assist in keeping the Covid-19 virus low.  There is no need to panic about Covid-19, as the virus really won’t be that bad for the majority of people.  But if we do not utilize social distancing, we could easily overwhelm our healthcare system.  Below is some information for you to educate yourself on how we can all do our part in slowing the spread of the virus.

 

Concerns and Questions?
Do you have a concern or question about a business re-opening in regard to COVID-19?
Call the BCHD  304-737-3665.

 Re-Opening West Virginia Strong, The Comeback

A list of Guidance for RE-Opening

GUIDANCE for VACATION TRAVEL

RESTAURANTS AND BARS

SMALL BUSINESS

RESTAURANTS

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

TATTOO and BODY PIERCING

BARBER SHOPS

CHILD CARE

DENTAL

WELLNESS CENTERS

GRADUATION CEREMONY 

ORGANIZED CAMPS

CAMPGROUNDS

HOTELS

LARGE RETAIL

OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT

INDOOR DINING AT RESTAURANTS 

POOLS

OUTDOOR TRACK AREAS

SAFELY OPENING RESTAURANTS

LOW CONTACT SPORTS AND DANCE STUDIOS

FITNESS CENTERS

LIMITED VIDEO LOTTERY RETAILERS

RESTAURANT AND BARS

SPAS AND MASSAGE BUSINESSES​

BOWLING ALLEYS, POOL HALLS, ROLLER RINKS, and other places with INDOOR AMUSEMENT

CASINOS​

WVSSAC-sanctioned high school and middle school athletics programs and bands​

AUCTIONS

CDC Cleaning and disinfection Guidance

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

POSTERS for the workplace

 

                                                                UPDATES

 

Friday, July 10, 2020: Brooke County receives its 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd COVID-19 case.

Thursday, July 9, 2020: Brooke County receives its 18th COVID-19 case.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020: Brooke County receives its 16th & 17th COVID-19 case.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020: Brooke County  receives its 14th & 15th COVID-19 case. We are encouraging for all citizens to wear face coverings in public places were social distancing inst maintained.

Monday, July 6, 2020: Brooke County receives its 9th, 10th , 11th, 12th and 13th  COVID-19 case in one day.  Gov. Jim Justice orders mask to be worn in all confined indoor places where social distancing cannot be maintained to those whom are 10 years and older. 

Friday, June 26, 2020: FREE Covid-19 Testing today and tomorrow at Mountaineer Casino, 1420 Mountaineer Cr, New Cumberland, WV 26047.

Monday June 22, 2020: Guidance for vacation travel 

Wednesday July 1, 2020: Then following are allowed to continue.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020: Brooke County receives its 7th and 8th Positive COVID-19 confirmed case.

Monday, June 22, 2020: The following are allowed to resume:

Thursday June 18, 2020: Brooke County receives its 6th Positive COVID-19 confirmed case.

Monday June 15, 2020: Brooke County receives its 5th Positive COVID-19 confirmed case.

Friday, June 12, 2020: FREE Covid-19 Testing Today and Tommorow at the Weirton Event Center 3322 East st, Wierton WV .

​Wednesday, June 10, 2020: The Following is allowed as of today.

Monday, June 8, 2020: The Following are allowed to resume today.

Friday, June 5, 2020:   Covid-19 Testing will take place today and tomorrow at Laughlin Chapel 129 1/2 18th St. Wheeling WV.                      

The Following are allowed to re-open, all gatherings will be 100 people or less effective at midnight.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020: All Self Service Stations are allowed to resume today.

Saturday, May 30, 2020: The Following are allowed to re-open.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020: The Following are allowed to re-open. 

Friday May 22, 2020: The Brooke County Health Department receives its 4th confirmed positive COVID-19 case. 

Monday May 4, 2020: If you are having a hard time finding PPE for your business, the National Guard has put together a  SAFE VENDOR LIST 

If you are a restaurant that wishes to add outdoor dining a plan review MUST be submitted to the Brooke County Health Department for approval before you begin to operate.

May 1, 2020: All three confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brooke County are recovered.

April 30, 2020: If you are a BROOKE COUNTY business and are in NEED of PPE and fall under one of the categories below please fill out the PPE Request form and fax it to our office 304-737-3689.  Request are not guaranteed to be filled as supplies are NOT coming from our department.
Hospitals                                             Law Enforcement                                     911 Centers
Urgent Care                                        Emergency Management                        VFD
EMS                                                      Health Department                                 Paid FD
VFD w/ EMS Testing Sites              Other Governmental Services
Long Term Care Facilities               Behavioral Health                                    Funeral Homes
Nursing Homes                                 Homeless Shelters                                    Psychiatric Hospitals
Health Department (testing)          Medical Examiner
Dialysis Centers                                 Home health                                             Domestic Violence Shelters
Residential Facilities                        Courts/Judicial                                        Corrections (County)
At this time the following entities are NOT supported through this process:
Dental Offices
Optometrists
Private Physician Offices
Day Cares
Beauty Parlors/Spas/Barber Shops
Tattoo – Piercing Parlors
Tanning Salons
Gyms
Colleges/Universities
Other private businesses

April 29, 2020: Gov. Jim Justice has released guidance for restaurantssmall businesses and religious organizations.

April 28, 2020: Here is guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on essential errands. Also, here are tips on how to avoid fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 24, 2020: Diagnosed statewide COVID-19 cases now exceed 1,000, although the percent of positives to total tested is down to 3.12%.

April 17, 2020: ​The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health filed an order, effective April 16, 2020, requiring laboratories to provide immediate real time electronic reports of both positive and negative COVID-19 antibody or virus detection tests to the Bureau and to the local health department.

April 16, 2020:  Emergency Rule Filed in WV.

April 10, 2020: Gov. Jim Justice has set up an emotional support line that is available to all West Virginians who may be experiencing anxiety or stress due to the COVID-19 crisis. The free service can be reached 24/7 at 866-342-6892. Brooke County receives its 3rd confirmed COVID-19 case.

April 9, 2020: Brooke County receives it 2nd COVID-19 case.

April 8, 2020: Brooke County to hold its First Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing.

April 6, 2020: Brooke County receives its 1st COVID-19 case and restricts liquor sales in Brooke County.

April 4, 2020: Brooke County has made changes to liquor sales in the county.

March 20, 2020: Gov. Jim Justice issues more closures and asks for blood donations.

March 19, 2020: Gov. Jim Justice has provided additional guidance on the limitation of food establishments.

March 19, 2020: Gov. Jim Justice has issued an executive order providing unemployment benefits to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 18, 2020: Gyms and recreational facilities have been ordered closed by Gov. Jim Justice.

March 18, 2020: Gov. Jim Justice has issued an executive order closing casinos in the state of West Virginia and limiting restaurants and bars to take-out, drive-through and delivery only, with no sit-down service.

March 16, 2020: The DHHR updated its website with COVID-19 testing criteria.

March 9, 2020: There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia. As of March 9, 2020, West Virginia has tested five residents for COVID-19 with two results negative and three pending.

March 23, 2020: The Brooke County Environmental department suspends Home loan evaluations til further notice.Also, West Virginia DHHR has announced that the state Office of Laboratory Services can now conduct its own COVID-19 testing.
Also, West Virginia DHHR has created a new COVID-19 hotline.

 

For information on whether or not to host a mass gathering click here.

For information on actions for your business/work facility click here.

For information on church organizations click here.

Resources for your home click here.

For all other information about Covid-19 click here.

Should I be concerned about COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

There are four coronaviruses that commonly cause illness in human beings, including some colds, with respiratory symptoms ranging from mild to moderate.Sometimes, coronaviruses that infect animals can evolve, make people sick and become a new human coronavirus. Three types of coronaviruses — MERS, SARS and now COVID-19 — fall into this category.COVID-19 originated in China late last year and has spread around the world. West Virginia was the last state in the U.S. to have a case diagnosed, which happened on March 17, 2020.People with legitimate concerns about the possibility of having COVID-19 should not walk into a health department, hospital emergency department, urgent care or other health care facility to seek testing or treatment.The CDC has an information and help line at 800-CDC-INFO.This is a quickly evolving situation and we will be updating this space, as well as our social media pages when new information emerges. Follow us on Facebook.

 

Attachments

Updates on Guidance for Senior Centers, Restaurants, Bars, Casino Closures, Long Term Care Facilities, and Mass Gatherings click here. Governors Executive Order 32-20