Day: May 6, 2020 Archives

WednesdayMay 6, 2020

National Nurses Day takes new meaning amid coronavirus pandemic

National Nurses Day is observed every year on May 6

As day cares prepare to reopen, four staffers at four different Kanawha facilities test positive

Kanawha health chief says additional precautions will be taken, including contact tracing of children and families.

Health officials announce coronavirus testing, outreach effort in African American communities

The state Department of Health and Human Resources will preside over the COVID-19 Advisory Commission on African American Disparities.

First briefs filed to US Supreme Court in ‘Obamacare’ challenge

Justices on the nation's highest court will hear arguments in its next term about the statute's legal standing.

Numbers indicate more than one-third of primary election voters may do so by mail

Secretary of State Mac Warner says nearly 182,000 voters have applied for ballots in pandemic-impacted election.

DHHR reports 51st COVID-19 related death

Clay County has its first COVID-19 case.

Justice: State is a few weeks out from calling workers back

Justice answered questions for during daily COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday.

After two seasons of growing pains, Flynn optimistic for future of WVU wrestling

Tim Flynn's rebuild of the wrestling program will soon enter its third season.

Million dollar Mega Millions ticket sold in WV

Purchase made in Berkeley County.

State residents come through in Country Roads Food Drive

25 tons of items donated; $53,000 donated.

Hair salons, barbershops open for business under reopening plan

Expressions in Hair owner appeard on Wednesday's MetroNews 'Talkline.'

North-South all-star football game moving to July 10

The boys basketball all-star contest will likely be held on the same date.

Firefighters association expresses ‘serious concern’ about masks that don’t meet federal standard

50,000 masks obtained by state fasten around the ear instead of around the back of the head.

Schools being prepped for summer months after pandemic closures

In Mason County, the last day for remote learning for students was June 5th.

DHHR: Coronavirus positive test rate holds steady

Wednesday morning rate at 2.24 percent.

Charleston cancels Live on the Levee summer concert series

Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin says threat of COVID-19 is too great to have outdoor events each Friday this summer.

Metronews This Morning 5-6-20

Reopening is deliberately slow in W.Va. according to State Corona virus Czar Dr. Clay Marsh to watch out for any spread resulting from restarts. Governor Justice is holding out hope for summer youth sports and other activities, but no dates are set for a restart. The Catholic Church in West Virginia is working on a

A mask for the times

State and federal health officials recommend we wear a mask when out in public because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission,” according to the agency’s website. CDC