Tucker Co Health Dept Update 10/15/2021 

This afternoon, we were notified that we have lost another resident to this terrible pandemic.  Our prayers and thoughts are with their families and friends during this difficult time.

Tucker County’s TOTAL CASE NUMBERS are 1,055 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic, 48 active cases, 986 that have recovered and 21 deaths.  Today, the total number of new cases reported to us was 1.  Since 10/01/2021, we have seen 97 NEW POSITIVE CASES of COVID-19 in the county (total positive cases in September (266) August (132), July (5), and June (2). 

 Quarantine and Isolation Instructions 





Individual must Quarantine if they have been in close contact with a positive case (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless they have been fully vaccinated or have been COVID-19 positive within the previous 3 months and recovered and remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath)

People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms.

However, CDC recommends that, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.


Quarantine is…


  1. Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.

Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.  If possible, stay away from people you live with, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.

  1. After day 10 with no symptoms and without testing


  1. After day 7 with no symptoms and after receiving a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later)









COVID Positive Isolation

Isolation is used to separate people infected with COVID-19 from those who are not infected.

People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. At home, anyone sick or infected should separate from others, stay in a specific “sick room” or area, and use a separate bathroom (if available).

What to do

They should monitor their symptoms. If they have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.

Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible.

Use a separate bathroom, if possible.

Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets.

Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.

Wear a mask when around other people if able.


Positive COVID-19 Individuals can be released from isolation.


10 days since symptoms first appeared and

24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and

Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*

*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation​


10 days after initial positive test was administered.





Posted in Public Health Alert.


  1. I recently visited Tucker County. I had breakfast at The Sawmill on October 5th. NONE of the staff were wearing face masks. I traveled for three weeks through NC, TN, WV, and VA. This was the only business where I observed employees not wearing face masks. I felt vulnerable and could not enjoy my meal. Sincerely, Don Ross

  2. I am a 85 year old male and would like to get vaccinated when it is available. Can I get on a list to be notified when it is available.

  3. Hi,
    I frequently must visit Shop ‘n Save Express in Davis. I noticed multiple f times that employees in the back don’t wear a mask. Also, some customers do not wear a mask. I nicely spoke to my cashier about it. She kindly responded that it is not nothing that she can do because it is optional to wear a mask in WV.

    I was very surprised about it.

  4. My husband & I moved to tucker county 6mths ago. We are both 66 yrs old. Where can we get the covid vaccine?
    The Morgans

  5. All day today I tried to call the number listed on yesterday’s post to get an appointment for COVID vaccinations at the Regional Vaccination Clinic in Randolph County on Thursday of this week. I called the number literally 65 times since 10:00am — and always got a busy signal or the call was just disconnected. The number answers now, but gives a message that its mailbox is full and then gives options about entering a last name, or dialing an extension or holding for an operator — NONE of which work. I’m 70 years old and am very eager to be vaccinated. What is the point of offering the option to call a number to make an appointment if it doesn’t work?

  6. Thank you, Mr. Snyder for your thoughtful email reply to my posting yesterday. Yeah, it’s really frustrating to keep dialing all day with no luck, but I do understand that the folks on the other side of the line are working as hard as they can to get vaccines into the arms of folks like me. I will TRY to be more patient!

  7. Question
    If we got our first dose, are we to report to the Phil Gainer Center in Elkins on the date printed on our card for our second dose? Or, should we wait to be notified about our appointment for our second dose?
    We are registered in the new system.
    Thank you so much

  8. Thank you so much for your efforts James. You have been so professional and open to those of us with questions. We are lucky to have you!

  9. Thank you! Thank you for all the hard work you’ve been doing here in and for Tucker County. ESPECIALLY during this pandemic. I can’t imagine the work load. Thank you also for the updates on this website. We find them very useful. With deep gratitude, be safe!

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