COVID-19 UPDATE

UPDATE 1/22/2021 4:30 PM

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of no additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents. Currently, we have NO active outbreaks in the county. The additional positive case currently brings Tucker County’s total up to 443 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 17 active cases, 420 that have recovered and 6 deaths.

West Virginia will begin rolling out a new vaccine registration system next week. Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday January 25, 2021, West Virginians 65 years of age and older are advised to visit vaccinate.wv.gov to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. Registration also may be done through the same system by phone, at 1-833-734-0965.  At this time TCHD, will no longer be taking additional names for COVID-19 vaccinations, due to the new registration system.

Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Crouch said, “For West Virginians who already have made it onto a vaccine registration list but are still waiting for their first shot, to not to register again. Existing lists from local health centers will be merged with those registered through the new system”.

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR FIRST SHOT, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED WHEN YOU ARE SCHEDULED FOR THE SECOND SHOT.  TO THIS POINT, WE HAVE BEEN REASSURED THAT SECOND DOSES WILL BE AVAILABLE.

Next week, January 25-29, vaccine distribution will still be Regional (ONCE DETAILS ARE RECEIVED, THEY WILL BE SHARED).  Starting the week of February 1, 2021, VACCINE DISTRIBUTION WILL RETURN TO ALL 55 COUNTIES. 

TESTING is available at St. George Medical Clinic 7 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM -4 PM Friday and St. George School Based Clinic 7:30 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 12 PM Saturday.  St. George Medical Clinic is also offering testing at the Thomas Fire Hall on Tuesdays 8:30 AM -12 PM and at the Parsons Fire Hall on Wednesdays 8 AM – 12 PM.  Mountaintop Health Center will be providing testing Monday – Friday (please call first 304-463-3331).

Tucker County Health Department

COVID VACINATION UPDATE 1/22/2021 10:00 AM

West Virginia will begin rolling out a new vaccine registration system next week.

Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday January 25, 2021, West Virginians 65 years of age and older are advised to visit vaccinate.wv.gov to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. Registration also may be done through the same system by phone, at 1-833-734-0965.  At this time TCHD, will no longer be taking additional names for COVID-19 vaccinations, due to the new registration system.

Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Crouch said, “For West Virginians who already have made it onto a vaccine registration list but are still waiting for their first shot, to not to register again. Existing lists from local health centers will be merged with those registered through the new system”.

If you have received your first shot, you will be contacted when you are scheduled for the second shot.  To this point, we have been reassured that second doses will be available.

Next week, January 25-29, vaccine distribution will still be Regional (ONCE DETAILS ARE RECEIVED, THEY WILL BE SHARED).  Starting the week of February 1, 2021, VACCINE DISTRIBUTION WILL RETURN TO ALL 55 COUNTIES.

Again…

Starting Monday, January 25th at 8 AM

West Virginians 65 years of age and older

can register for COVID-19 Vaccination at the following:

 

Vaccine registration website – vaccinate.wv.gov

Vaccine Hotline number – 1-833-734-0965

Hotline hours –

Monday thru Friday 8am to 6pm

Saturday 9am to 5pm

 

Tucker County COVID-19 Vaccination Update 1/21/2021

 

The COVID-19 vaccination process has been a rapid and a rapidly changing process.  At times, we are unable to release information, because it changes within minutes.

In the past two weeks, Gov. Jim Justice, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, and the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccines choose to use regional vaccine clinics.  This was to try and vaccination West Virginians who are 65 years of age and older. Many clinics were listed as full as they utilized existing waitlists. All clinics required appointments and walk-ins were not accepted.  Tucker County Health Department, St. George Medical Clinic and Preston Taylor Mountain Top Clinic worked to try and get as many Tucker County Residents as possible into those clinics.  All three facilities have lists of residents seeking the vaccination and have tried to work down those lists as the opportunity for appointments became available.  There were very limited doses available for Tucker County Residents.

Our hope is that as vaccine becomes more readily available in the future, we will be able to set up large vaccination clinics in the county to serve our residents.  Currently, the biggest obstacle is that we simply do not have the vaccine at this time.

Rest assured that collectively, TCHD, Tucker OEM, St. George Medical Clinic and Preston Taylor Mountain Top Clinic and all our county partners are prepared and ready to vaccinate our residents once vaccine becomes available and is distributed to us.  We will keep Tucker County Residents informed of this every changing response to this vaccination process as we are given more information.

At this time TCHD, will be pausing from taking additional names for the waiting list, due to possible changes in the coming days as to how we get residents scheduled and registered for future clinics.  We know this is a frustrating process, it is frustrating and challenging to us as well.  We ask you to please be patient and know that each of us are working to get vaccinations available to our residents as quickly as possible.

 

 

 

 

1/20/2020 UPDATE 4:30 PM

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

This afternoon, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified that Tucker County has lost its sixth resident to COVID-19.  Our hearts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.  Also, today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 5 additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents. TCHD has investigated these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol.  Currently, we have 1 active outbreak in the county. The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 442 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 21 active cases, 415 that have recovered and 6 deaths.

Please take the following steps to try and slow this virus down and to protect yourself, your family, and your neighbors.

-Please get vaccinated when it becomes available to you.

– Wear face coverings. 

-Do not shake hands or hug others

-Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces

-Maintain a 6-foot distance between you and other people

-Avoid exposure to others who are sick.

-Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

TESTING is available at St. George Medical Clinic 7 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM -4 PM Friday and St. George School Based Clinic 7:30 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 12 PM Saturday.  St. George Medical Clinic is also offering testing at the Thomas Fire Hall on Tuesdays 8:30 AM -12 PM and at the Parsons Fire Hall on Wednesdays 8 AM – 12 PM.  Mountaintop Health Center will be providing testing Monday – Friday (please call first 304-463-3331).

 

1/19/2021

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 1 new case of additional COVID-19 positive case of a Tucker County resident. Last evening, we also received 3 new cases. TCHD has investigated these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol.  Currently, we have 1 active outbreak in the county. The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 437 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 18 active cases, 414 that have recovered and 5 deaths.

Please take the following steps to try and slow this virus down and to protect yourself, your family, and your neighbors.

– Wear face coverings and social distance. 

-Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

-Please get vaccinated when it becomes available to you.

Gov. Jim Justice, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, and the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccines announced the COVID-19 vaccine clinics that will be held this week through Operation Save Our Wisdom. This week’s clinics are available for West Virginians who are 65 years of age and older. The free vaccination clinics will be held in Berkeley, Braxton, Cabell, Greenbrier, Hardy, Harrison, Hancock, Kanawha, Logan, Marshall, Mercer, Monongalia, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Randolph, and Wood counties. Residents from any county in West Virginia may access an appointment at any of the vaccination clinics listed, regardless of their county of residence. Many clinics are listed as full as they are utilizing existing waitlists. However, they will continue to place new individuals on a waitlist. All clinics require appointments and walk-ins will not be accepted. The community vaccination clinic model will continue to be used each week and additional locations will be added as vaccine supply increases.

TESTING is available at St. George Medical Clinic 7 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM -4 PM Friday and St. George School Based Clinic 7:30 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 12 PM Saturday.  St. George Medical Clinic is also offering testing at the Thomas Fire Hall on Tuesdays 8:30 AM -12 PM and at the Parsons Fire Hall on Wednesdays 8 AM – 12 PM.  Mountaintop Health Center will be providing testing Monday – Friday (please call first 304-463-3331).

1/17/2020 UPDATE 4:00 PM

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of a total of 0 new cases of additional COVID-19 positive cases of a Tucker County residents. Last evening, we did receive 5 new cases. TCHD has investigated these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol.  Currently, we have 1 active outbreak in the county. The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 433 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 21 active cases, 407 that have recovered and 5 deaths.

Please take the following steps to try and slow this virus down and to protect yourself, your family, and your neighbors.

-Please get vaccinated when it becomes available to you.

– Wear face coverings. 

-Do not shake hands or hug others

-Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces

-Maintain a 6-foot distance between you and other people

-Avoid exposure to others who are sick.

-Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

TESTING is available at St. George Medical Clinic 7 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM -4 PM Friday and St. George School Based Clinic 7:30 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 12 PM Saturday.  St. George Medical Clinic is also offering testing at the Thomas Fire Hall on Tuesdays 8:30 AM -12 PM and at the Parsons Fire Hall on Wednesdays 8 AM – 12 PM.  Mountaintop Health Center will be providing testing Monday – Friday (please call first 304-463-3331).