CHARLESTON, W.Va. — All residents and staff at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg will be tested for COVID-19 Monday after a nurse at the facility recently tested positive.
Gov. Jim Justice said the nurse hasn’t been to work since July 26.
“Still, as soon as we were notified, all of our people ran to the fire,” Justice said at his Friday media briefing at the state capitol. “I thank the National Guard, I thank the DHHR, and the facility administrator; they’ve all been working together.”
Justice said two previous tests have at the home have been very encouraging.
“They’ve been 100 percent negative and that’s really good but we’ve got to be safe,” Justice said.
Justice said earlier this week the National Guard responded to Wood County after a positive test connected to a worker at the Wood County Courthouse.
“County officials requested the assistance of our National Guard and they were able to immediately go there and assist with sanitization,” Justice said. “We will continue to work with the Wood County Commission to give them any support they need.”