A sharp jump in Covid 19 fatalities at a Mercer County nursing home. Also a Covid 19 lock down after an outbreak at the South Central Regional Jail. West Virginia’s R-T value–or rate of spread drops to one of the nation’s lowest at at least one is pointing to the Governor’s mask mandate as the reason. Early voting is underway on a Cabell County school bond initiative and the college football season looks to be in serious doubt, even at WVU prepares to open fall preseason training camp today. Those stories and more in today’s MetroNews This Morning Podcast.