According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia has tested 5 residents for COVID-19; one was negative and four are pending. No cases have been confirmed in West Virginia at this time.
Officials and health experts are monitoring the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Most West Virginians are unlikely to be exposed to COVID-19 at this time, and the immediate health risk is low. However, according to the CDC, due to the rapidly changing nature of the spread of COVID-19 around the world, it is important for families and businesses to prepare now for potential community spread. Learn more about COVID-19.
Dr. Clay Marsh, WVU's chief health officer, reminds the community to get the facts, prepare and not panic in a message to the University and the community at large.
As Dr. Marsh says, "By working together and avoiding panic, we will make it through this novel coronavirus. We will demonstrate the resilience and grit of West Virginia, and we will be a beacon of hope and community where we help and protect each other."