(03/30/2020)
3/30/2020 - Regarding the two cases of COVID-19 virus in Roane County reported as "presumptive."

Spokesperson for MOVHD Carrie Brainard, when asked why Roane County was not on state list, said:

"We received verbal confirmation and have begun the investigation but it doesn’t post to state site until they receive paper confirmation, we felt it was important to get the word out to community and start work on tracing contacts."

3/28/2020 -State health officials say many more West Virginians likely have the virus, yet to be confirmed with testing procedures.

State hospitals are saying, despite all of the political announcements, they are still ill-prepared with supplies and equipment.

State, county and city officials have mostly been left with procurement, often bidding with each other.

The Center for Disease Control has issued a statement about NOT using drugs touted on the internet for prevention or treatment of the virus. More to follow.

Parkersburg, WV March 28, 2020 5 PM – A Wirt County resident has tested positive for COVID-19 and two presumptive positive cases in Roane County have been reported to the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department.

The MOVHD response team will be contacting all individuals identified as being connected to the case.

As a reminder, everyone that has been tested for COVID-19 should self-quarantine until results are received to avoid taking chances of spreading the virus.

If you have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, remain at home and monitor your temperature twice a day and report any coughing, wheezing, sneezing or shortness of breath to your health care provider and inform them that you have been exposed to COVID-19. Testing must be determined by your health care provider.

This information was confirmed by the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department (MOVHD) today.

The MOVHD response team will be contacting all individuals identified as being connected to the case.

As a reminder, everyone that has been tested for COVID-19 should self-quarantine until results are received to avoid taking chances of spreading the virus.

If you have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, remain at home and monitor your temperature twice a day and report any coughing, wheezing, sneezing or shortness of breath to your health care provider and inform them that you have been exposed to COVID-19. Testing must be determined by your health care provider.

Everyone should stay at home unless absolutely necessary. If you must go out, use every precaution – physical distancing of at least six feet away when standing in line for groceries and take out, washing hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds, and being aware of surfaces that may have germs.

If you want information about what to do if exposed to COVID-19 and other items, you can access links at www.movhd.com, www.cdc.gov (COVID banner) or www.wv.gov (COVID-19 tab). Operators are available 24/7 at the toll-free West Virginia Coronavirus hotline at 1-800-887-4304 to provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.


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