COVID-19 UPDATE September 21, 2022



Tucker County’s TOTAL COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS reported to us by medical providers is 2,456 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic. Currently there are 3 active cases. In the month of September, we have had 79 NEW POSITIVE CASES of COVID-19 reported to us. (Total positive cases in August (104), July (77) June (48), May (46), April (26), March (57), February (205), January (481), December (95), November (114), and October (180).  PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE NUMBERS DO NOT REFLECT HOME TEST RESULTS (THOSE ARE NOT REPORTED TO US).

The State of WV Website ( reports that there have been 38 deaths of Tucker County Residents during the pandemic.    Our prayers and thoughts are with each of their families.



Regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate from others when you have COVID-19.

If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home.

Wear a mask for days 6-10 following end of quarantine.


CDC recommends that instead of quarantining if you were exposed to COVID-19, you wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5. 

No longer recommending screening testing of asymptomatic people without known exposures in most community settings.

For more information, please visit

COVID-19 Bivalent Omicron Vaccine is now available, please contact your provider or the Tucker County Health Department to schedule your vaccine.


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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