Health Updates

Taylor County has its twenty-second (22) confirmed case of COVID-19

TAYLOR COUNTY—Today, Friday, July 10, Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s twenty-second (22) positive case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident.... more

Taylor County has its twenty-first (21) confirmed case of COVID-19

TAYLOR COUNTY--Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today, Thursday, July 9, announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s twenty-first (21) positive case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident.... more

Taylor County has its twentieth (20) confirmed case of COVID-19

TAYLOR COUNTY-- Today, Thursday, July 9, Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s twentieth (20) positive case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident.... more

Taylor County has its nineteenth (19) confirmed case of COVID-19

GRAFTON--Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer announced today, Wednesday, July 8, that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s nineteenth (19) positive case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident. ... more

Taylor County has its seventeenth (17) and eighteenth (18) confirmed cases of COVID-19

TAYLOR COUNTY--Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today, Tuesday, July 7, announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s seventeenth (17) and eighteenth (18) positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County has its sixteenth (16) confirmed case of COVID-19

GRAFTON— Today, Thursday, July 2, Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s sixteenth (16) positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident. ... more

Taylor County has its 15th confirmed case of COVID-19

TAYLOR COUNTY--Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today, Saturday, June 27, announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s fifteenth (15) positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident.... more

Taylor County has its fourteenth (14) confirmed case of COVID-19

TAYLOR COUNTY-- Today, Friday, June 26, Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s fourteenth (14) positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident.... more

Taylor County has its thirteenth (13) confirmed case of COVID-19

GRAFTON--Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer announced today, Monday, June 22, that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s thirteenth (13) positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident. ... more

COVID numbers on rise in Taylor County

TAYLOR COUNTY—As the county’s COVID numbers begin to rise, health officials are asking residents to try and make smart decisions about out of state travel.... more

Taylor County has its twelfth (12) confirmed case of COVID-19

GRAFTON--Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer, announced, today, June 19, that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s twelfth (12) positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident. ... more

Taylor County has its 10th and 11th confirmed cases of COVID-19

GRAFTON--Today, Tuesday, June 16, Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer, announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s tenth and eleventh positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County has its ninth confirmed case of COVID-19

Doctor David Bender has announced the ninth confirmed case of Coronavirus in Taylor County, involving on of its residents.... more

Actions taken by Gov. Justice since COVID-19 outbreak

Since the first cases of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were confirmed in the United States, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has taken the following actions: ... more

COVID-19 UPDATE: Gov. Justice reports encouraging numbers again but warns citizens to not relax

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice joined State health leaders at the Capitol Complex in Charleston today for a virtual press briefing to once again update the public on the many measures being taken in the interest of protecting the public from the spread of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).... more

COVID-19 UPDATE: Gov. Justice says West Virginia still trending the right way on minimizing COVID-19 cases

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice joined State health leaders at the Capitol Complex in Charleston yesterday for a virtual press briefing to once again update the public on the many measures... more

Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington – Following President Donald J. Trump’s emergency declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued guidance allowing all individual and other non-corporate tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax (including self-emplo... more

Mon Health System hospitals and facilities suspending all non-essential treatments

MORGANTOWN, WV – Mon Health System Hospitals and facilities, including Grafton City Hospital, has suspended all non-essential treatments in order to safeguard its patients and staff and support a community response to the coronavirus outbreak. ... more

Monongalia County has its first diagnosed case of COVID-19

MORGANTOWN—Monongalia County has its first diagnosed case of COVID-19, Dr. Lee B. Smith announced Thursday evening.... more

WV DHHR confirms three additional cases of COVID-19

e West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed three new cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state, making the total positive case count at five... more

Update from Taylor County Superintendent

We have entered a new phase in our efforts to continue to keep staff, students and families safe... more

City of Grafton institutes new procedures amid COVID-19 outbreak

GRAFTON—At the City of Grafton, the health and safety of our customers, communities, and employees is our top priority. We provide an essential service that it is critically important, and like many other communities in the U.S. and across the globe, the City of Grafton has established coronavirus preparedness plans.... more

Governor issues State of Emergency

WEST VIRGINIA—On Monday, Governor Jim Justice once again sat down with state health, education and emergency response leaders to deliver an update to West Virginians regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.... more

SBA updates criteria for requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Tuesday, as part of the Trump Administration’s aggressive, whole-of-government efforts to combat the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and minimize economic disruption to the nation’s 30 million small businesses, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza issued revised criteria for states or territories seeking an economic injury declaration related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).... more

WV DHHR daily update on COVID-19

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in West Virginia.... more

Supreme Court issues order suspending court proceedings throughout W.Va. due to Coronavirus

On Monday, Chief Justice Tim Armstead and the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia directed state courts to suspend all but emergency proceedings through April 10 due to public safety concerns about coronavirus (COVID- 19).... more

Attorney General Morrisey provides important consumer advice amid coronavirus pandemic

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey called upon consumers to be smart and vigilant as they conduct business during the global coronavirus pandemic.... more

To our valued Taylor County restaurants, retail stores, and businesses open to the general public:

During this time of precautions and unprecedented changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Mountain Statesman offers our support to you.... more

Mountain Statesman to launch COVID-19 update page

As the local news source for Taylor County, it is our job to keep our community informed as the coronavirus continues to spread, and state and county officials issue orders designed to protect the health and well-being of our community. ... more