Two additional confirmed cases have been identified in Wood County. This brings Wood County totals to fifteen.

After being informed of a positive COVID-19 test result, the MOVHD personnel begin an investigation. If you are a person who was identified as a contact, MOVHD will reach out to you to assess, give guidance and monitor for signs and symptoms of illness.

COVID-19 can stay on surfaces for many days. The virus can be on plastic or stainless steel for two to three days: on cardboard surfaces for 24 hours, and on copper for four hours. It is vital to use proper hand washing or hand sanitizing to reduce the spread from surface to individuals.

If you want information about what to do if exposed to COVID-19 and other items, you can access links at   www.movhd.com; information about guidance and protocols are available at   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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