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.
A list of Guidance for RE-Opening
SAFELY OPENING RESTAURANTS
RESTAURANT AND BARS
POSTERS for the workplace
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:
- Youth sports games with spectators
- Outdoor sporting events with spectators
- Outdoor equestrian events with spectators
- Summer Youth Camps
- Outdoor motorsport and powersport racing with spectators
- In-person high school graduation ceremonies (Guidance from WV Dept. of Education)
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.
- Private campgrounds and State Park campgrounds, cabins, and lodges to out-of-state guests (Guidance for ALL campgrounds) (Stays may last no longer than seven days for out-of-state guests, with certain exceptions)
Monday, June 8, 2020: The Following are allowed to resume today.
- Low-contact outdoor youth sports
- WVSSAC-sanctioned athletics and band summer training programs (WVSSAC guidance in “additional documents” section below)
- Little league sports practices
- All remaining adult sports facilities including indoor tennis courts, racquetball courts, outdoor basketball courts, and similar venues (Guidance documents will be provided when available)
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.
- Spas and massage businesses
- Limited video lottery retailers
- Swimming pools
- Bowling alleys, pool halls, roller rinks, and other places with indoor amusement
Tuesday, May 26, 2020: The Following are allowed to re-open.
- State Park cabins and lodges (In-state residents only)
- Bars (indoor bars at 50% capacity and outdoor bars)
- Museums and visitor centers
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:
Private Physician Offices
Beauty Parlors/Spas/Barber Shops
Tattoo – Piercing Parlors
Other private businesses
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.