COVID-19 UPDATE

UPDATE SEPT 23, 2020 8:53 PM

Since our update that was released earlier today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) has been notified of 2 additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents.   One is a household contact of a previously reported case. In investigating both cases, the source of the infection is unknown and suggests community spread.  Community spread means spread of an illness for which the source of infection is unknown.   These individuals are quarantined and will remain under quarantine until released by CDC protocol.  TCHD is investigating these cases and working to identify close contacts.  These contacts will be quarantined and will be monitored according to the CDC guidelines.  These positives currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 22 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 7 active cases and 15 that have recovered. There has never been a more important time for us to be careful.  Cases are on the rise in our county and throughout the state and we must be cautious and take precautions like the ones below.

If you are traveling out of state, consider the following safety measures upon returning.

  • Self-monitor your health 14 days following out of state travel. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with others.
  • Avoid going into public places for 14 days following out-of-state travel.
  • If you do need to go out into public, wear a cloth face covering when going into public places like stores, restaurants, and work/school.

 

Wear face coverings.  Executive order 50-20 requires face coverings in all indoor public places.  The order states that anyone over the age of 9 must wear face coverings in all public places where social distancing cannot be maintained.  (the order does exempt those with breathing issues that prevent safely wearing a face covering). The complete order can be viewed at https://governor.wv.gov

Wearing a face covering and the following these recommendations, are our best defense against COVID-19:

-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 touching your face.

-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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE SEPT 23, 2020

The Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) has been notified of 3 additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents.   One is a household contact of the cases received Monday September 21, 2020. The other two, the source of the infection is unknown and suggests community spread.  Community spread means spread of an illness for which the source of infection is unknown.   All three individuals are quarantined and will remain under quarantine until released by CDC protocol.  TCHD is investigating these cases and working to identify close contacts.  These contacts will be quarantined and will be monitored according to the CDC guidelines.  These positives currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 20 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 5 active cases and 15 that have recovered. There has never been a more important time for us to be careful.  Cases are on the rise in our county and throughout the state and we must be cautious and take precautions like the ones below.

If you are traveling out of state, consider the following safety measures upon returning.

  • Self-monitor your health 14 days following out of state travel. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with others.
  • Avoid going into public places for 14 days following out-of-state travel.
  • If you do need to go out into public, wear a cloth face covering when going into public places like stores, restaurants, and work/school.

 

Wear face coverings.  Executive order 50-20 requires face coverings in all indoor public places.  The order states that anyone over the age of 9 must wear face coverings in all public places where social distancing cannot be maintained.  (the order does exempt those with breathing issues that prevent safely wearing a face covering). The complete order can be viewed at https://governor.wv.gov

Wearing a face covering and the following these recommendations, are our best defense against COVID-19:

-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 touching your face.

-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.

 

UPDATE SEPT 21, 2020

The Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) has been notified of 2 additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents.   One individual is associated with the Tucker County High School and the other is a household contact of that individual.   These individuals are quarantined and will remain under quarantine until released by CDC protocol.  TCHD is investigating this case and has identified close contacts.  These contacts are quarantined and will be monitored according to the CDC guidelines.  These positives currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 17 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 2 active cases and 15 that have recovered. There has never been a more important time for us to be careful.  Cases are on the rise in our county and throughout the state and we must be cautious and take precautions like the ones below.

If you are traveling out of state, consider the following safety measures upon returning.

  • Self-monitor your health 14 days following out of state travel. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with others.
  • Avoid going into public places for 14 days following out-of-state travel.
  • If you do need to go out into public, wear a cloth face covering when going into public places like stores, restaurants, and work/school.

 

Wear face coverings.  Executive order 50-20 requires face coverings in all indoor public places.  The order states that anyone over the age of 9 must wear face coverings in all public places where social distancing cannot be maintained.  (the order does exempt those with breathing issues that prevent safely wearing a face covering). The complete order can be viewed at https://governor.wv.gov

Wearing a face covering and the following these recommendations, are our best defense against COVID-19:

-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 touching your face.

-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.

 

 

WE NEED TO TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS WE CAN TO SLOW THE SPREAD, REDUCE ILLNESS AND SAVE LIVES!

UPDATE SEPT 17, 2020

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

As of this morning, Tucker County’s total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 is 15 since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 3 active cases and 12 that have recovered.

As the state releases numbers each day, sometimes there are discrepancies.  TCHD investigates each report to ensure that the most accurate information can be shared with the county.  A couple reasons for these discrepancies are:

-An individual that has been tested may not be a resident of the county, or even the state.  They have relocated and have yet to change their address.

-College students that are housed in the county of the university they attend are counted in that county.  However, often the student is initially assigned to their home county.

Our state’s number of positive cases is continuing to climb, this reminds us that COVID-19 is still a real threat and we must continue to be very careful.   We need to be cautious and follow the precautions that have kept our county numbers as low as they are.  Let us continue to protect ourselves, our families, and our neighbors.

 

Wear face coverings.  Executive order 50-20 requires face coverings in all indoor public places.  The order states that anyone over the age of 9 must wear face coverings in all public places where social distancing cannot be maintained.  (the order does exempt those with breathing issues that prevent safely wearing a face covering). The complete order can be viewed at https://governor.wv.gov

Wearing a face covering and the following these recommendations, are our best defense against COVID-19:

-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 touching your face.

-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.

 

 

WE NEED TO TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS WE CAN TO SLOW THE SPREAD, REDUCE ILLNESS AND SAVE LIVES

UPDATE SEPT 10, 2020

The Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) has been notified of 2 additional COVID-19 positive cases of a Tucker County resident. These positive cases are linked to one of our other positive cases.  These individuals are quarantined and will remain under quarantine until released by CDC protocol.  TCHD is investigating this case and has identified close contacts.  These contacts are quarantined and will be monitored according to the CDC guidelines.  These positives currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 15 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 4 active cases and 11 that have recovered. There has never been a more important time for us to be careful.  Cases are on the rise in our county and throughout the state and we must be cautious and take precautions like the ones below.

If you are traveling out of state, consider the following safety measures upon returning.

  • Self-monitor your health 14 days following out of state travel. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with others.
  • Avoid going into public places for 14 days following out-of-state travel.
  • If you do need to go out into public, wear a cloth face covering when going into public places like stores, restaurants, and work/school.

 

Wear face coverings.  Executive order 50-20 requires face coverings in all indoor public places.  The order states that anyone over the age of 9 must wear face coverings in all public places where social distancing cannot be maintained.  (the order does exempt those with breathing issues that prevent safely wearing a face covering). The complete order can be viewed at https://governor.wv.gov

Wearing a face covering and the following these recommendations, are our best defense against COVID-19:

-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 touching your face.

-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.

 

 

WE NEED TO TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS WE CAN TO SLOW THE SPREAD, REDUCE ILLNESS AND SAVE LIVES!

UPDATE SEPT 8, 2020

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) has been notified of 1 additional COVID-19 positive case of a Tucker County resident. This positive case is linked to an outbreak in another county.  The individual is quarantined and will remain under quarantine until released by CDC protocol.   TCHD is investigating this case and has identified close contacts.  These contacts are quarantined and will be monitored according to the CDC guidelines.  This positive currently brings Tucker County’s total up to 13 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 2 active cases and 11 that have recovered. There has never been a more important time for us to be careful.  Cases are on the rise throughout the state and we must be cautious and take precautions like the ones below.

If you are traveling out of state, consider the following safety measures upon returning.

  • Self-monitor your health 14 days following out of state travel. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with others.
  • Avoid going into public places for 14 days following out-of-state travel.
  • If you do need to go out into public, wear a cloth face covering when going into public places like stores, restaurants, and work/school.

 

Wear face coverings.  Executive order 50-20 requires face coverings in all indoor public places.  The order states that anyone over the age of 9 must wear face coverings in all public places where social distancing cannot be maintained.  (the order does exempt those with breathing issues that prevent safely wearing a face covering). The complete order can be viewed at https://governor.wv.gov

Wearing a face covering and the following these recommendations, are our best defense against COVID-19:

-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 touching your face.

-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.

 

 

WE NEED TO TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS WE CAN TO SLOW THE SPREAD, REDUCE ILLNESS AND SAVE LIVES!

UPDATE SEPT 6, 2020

The Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) has been notified of 1 additional COVID-19 positive case of a Tucker County resident.  The individual is quarantined and will remain under quarantine until released by CDC protocol.   TCHD is investigating this case and has identified close contacts.  These contacts are quarantined and will be monitored according to the CDC guidelines.  This positive currently brings Tucker County’s total up to 12 confirmed positive cases.  There has never been a more important time for us to be careful.  Cases are on the rise throughout the state and we must be cautious and take precautions like the ones below.

If you are traveling out of state, consider the following safety measures upon returning.

  • Self-monitor your health 14 days following out of state travel. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with others.
  • Avoid going into public places for 14 days following out-of-state travel.
  • If you do need to go out into public, wear a cloth face covering when going into public places like stores, restaurants, and work/school.

Wear face coverings.  Executive order 50-20 requires face coverings in all indoor public places.  The order states that anyone over the age of 9 must wear face coverings in all public places where social distancing cannot be maintained.  (the order does exempt those with breathing issues that prevent safely wearing a face covering). The complete order can be viewed at https://governor.wv.gov

Wearing a face covering and the following these recommendations, are our best defense against COVID-19:

-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 touching your face.

-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.

 

 

WE NEED TO TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS WE CAN TO SLOW THE SPREAD, REDUCE ILLNESS AND SAVE LIVES!

UPDATE SEPT 3, 2020

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Currently, we have no known active cases of COVID-19 of Tucker County residents.  However, as a state are numbers are very concerning. According to news released today, the state reported 203 new COVID-19 cases from Wednesday to Thursday. The daily positive test rate in West Virginia is 5.75 percent.  There are 145 people in the hospital with COVID-19, 44 residents in ICU and 24 on ventilators.  The Rt value, which measures the rate of spread of virus, puts West Virginia at the fourth highest in the nation at 1.22. That number was one of the lowest just a few weeks ago.

These numbers remind us that COVID-19 is still a real threat and we must continue to be very careful.  This is a big holiday weekend and our actions in the coming days could impact us for months.  We need to be cautious and follow the precautions that have kept our county numbers as low as they are.  Let’s continue to protect ourselves, our families and our neighbors.

If you are traveling out of state or to areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider the following safety measures upon returning.

  • Self-monitor your health 14 days following travel. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with others.
  • Avoid going into public places for 14 days following out-of-state travel.
  • If you do need to go out into public, wear a cloth face covering when going into public places like stores, restaurants, and work/school.

 

Wear face coverings.  Executive order 50-20 requires face coverings in all indoor public places.  The order states that anyone over the age of 9 must wear face coverings in all public places where social distancing cannot be maintained.  (the order does exempt those with breathing issues that prevent safely wearing a face covering). The complete order can be viewed at https://governor.wv.gov

Wearing a face covering and the following these recommendations, are our best defense against COVID-19:

-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 touching your face.

-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.

 

 

 UPDATE AUGUST 23, 2020

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Currently, we have no known active cases of COVID-19 of Tucker County residents.  The Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) and Tucker County Office of Emergency Management (TCOEM) continue to work with all county partners for a coordinated response to this pandemic.   Our clinics are testing at a very high rate (more than any other county in the state by population).  As a county, we have been doing very well in the fight against this virus.   We know at times, it seems like this thing will never end, BUT IT WILL.  Dr. Fauci had a great comment about that this week, “It will end. We will get out of this and we will return to normal. Don’t give up. Don’t despair. Don’t throw caution to the wind. We can end this.”  That is great advice. “Tucker County, Don’t give up. Don’t despair. Don’t throw caution to the wind.”  We need continue to take precautions we have been, like the ones below.

 

If you are traveling out of state, consider the following safety measures upon returning.

  • Self-monitor your health 14 days following out of state travel. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with others.
  • Avoid going into public places for 14 days following out-of-state travel.
  • If you do need to go out into public, wear a cloth face covering when going into public places like stores, restaurants, and work/school.

 

Wear face coverings.  Executive order 50-20 requires face coverings in all indoor public places.  The order states that anyone over the age of 9 must wear face coverings in all public places where social distancing cannot be maintained.  (the order does exempt those with breathing issues that prevent safely wearing a face covering). The complete order can be viewed at https://governor.wv.gov

Wearing a face covering and the following these recommendations, are our best defense against COVID-19:

-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 touching your face.

-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.

 

 

WE NEED TO TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS WE CAN TO SLOW THE SPREAD, REDUCE ILLNESS AND SAVE LIVES!

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