Day: May 14, 2020 Archives

ThursdayMay 14, 2020

State opens up coronavirus testing to residents in 10 counties

Testing sites in Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral and Raleigh counties Friday and Saturday.

State adds rapid response for outbreaks as reopening expands

West Virginia is heading toward—dare I say it—the new normal! Businesses are reopening and people are being called back to work.  Starting next Thursday, non-essential retail stores can open their doors and restaurants can offer inside dining up to 50 percent capacity Recreational options including whitewater rafting, visits to gyms and health clubs are restarting.

West Virginia rolls out ‘rapid response’ plan for communities with spiking spread

State Health Officer Slemp says identification of increasing rates will prompt response.

Mike Fallon back on the bench at Parkersburg South

Fallon returns to the Patriots after a one-year absence.

Guided fishing trips restart this weekend in West Virginia

Fishing outfitters say it's been a dismal spring, but they're anxious to get people back on the water and get their operations restarted this weekend.

More Goodwill stores are starting to reopen in West Virginia

"I think we've got a good plan in place with the safety of our team members and shoppers and donors as the first priority," said Andrew Marano, vice president of donated goods retail for Goodwill of North Central West Virginia.

DHHR: 60 deaths from COVID-19

Latest death reported in Jackson County.

Metronews This Morning 5-14-20

West Virginia records a 59th corona virus death even as the rate of positive tests trends downward. Governor Justice urges caution as we reopen and tries to guard against a second wave and spike in more positive cases. Three hotspot counties are in the process of requesting being removed from the list. Reviews are coming

Further expansion of jobless benefits is unwarranted

The CARES Act has come to the rescue of millions of workers who have been laid off or furloughed because of the pandemic.  The federal legislation adds 13 weeks to jobless benefits and bumps up the weekly benefit by $600 until the end of July. The qualifications for benefits in the new law are quite