Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg dealing with COVID outbreak

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — There has been a COVID-19 outbreak at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg.

Governor Jim Justice

On Monday, Governor Jim Justice said eight residents have tested positive for the virus. None of them are hospitalized.

Two staff members at the facility also tested positive.

“We’re running absolutely to the fire as we do over and over,” Justice said during his coronavirus media briefing Monday at the state Capitol.

The West Virginia National Guard has been called in to sanitize the building.

A team will also conduct antibody testing among residents and staff.

The governor said the facility has only had a total of 12 cases since the start of the pandemic.

“This is an outbreak where our heroes are in every way and we’re going to do any and everything we can to assure that this is snuffed out as quickly as we possibly can,” Justice said.

The state Department of Veterans Assistance operates the building.

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