Health Updates

Taylor County reports 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – bringing the total count to 696

(January 22, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 684th thru 696th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 5 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – bringing the total count to 683

(January 21, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 679th thru 683rd new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – bringing the total count to 678

(January 20, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 675th thru 678th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the past 4 days – bringing the total count to 674

(January 19, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 658th thru 674th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

The Grafton Taylor County Health Department announces county’s 16th Covid-19 related death

(January 19, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s sixteenth confirmed death related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a 71-year-old male ... more

Taylor County reports 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today – bringing the total count to 657

(January 15, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 648th thru 657thnew positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

The Grafton Taylor County Health Department announces county’s 15th Covid-19 related death

(January 15, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s fifteenth confirmed death related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving an 89-year-old male Taylor County resident. ... more

Recent outbreak adds positive cases to county’s COVID count

TAYLOR COUNTY—Although the positive COVID-19 case count continues to rise in the county, health officials have seen some improvement in the positivity rate of infection for residents and are working to continue to diminish the spread of the virus. ... more

Taylor County reports 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today – bringing the total count to 647

(January 14, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 638th thru 647th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

The Grafton Taylor County Health Department announces county’s 14th Covid-19 related death

(January 14, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s fourteenth confirmed death related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)... more

Taylor County reports 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today – bringing the total count to 637

(January 13, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 634th thru 637th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today – bringing the total count to 633

(January 12, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 624th thru 633rd new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today – bringing the total count to 623

(January 11, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 617th thru 623rd new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday – bringing the total count to 616

(January 9, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer Saturday announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 613th thru 616thnew positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the last 4 days – bringing the total count to 612

(January 8, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that during the last 4 days, the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 560th thru 612th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – bringing the total count to 559

(January 4, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 553rd thru 559th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. Patients are adults and minors. Epidemiological investigation to include contact tracing is currently underway. This brings Taylor County to a total of 105 active Covid-19 cases. We remind everyone that we are conducting FREE daily community testing at our mobile drive-thru site on US Rt 119 in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Grafton (DO NOT CALL THE CHURCH FOR ANY TESTING INFO. Questions should be directed to us at 304-265-1288) –Monday thru Friday, noon to 2pm. To prevent the spread of COVID -19, everyone is urged to follow best health practices as issued by the Governor’s Executive Orders and outlined by the WV Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). ... more

GTCHD to distribute vaccine to those over age of 80

GRAFTON— According to officials with the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department (GTCHD), on Monday, January 4, the department will begin offering the Moderna COVID Vaccine to members of the general public who are age 80 and above only. The recipient must also reside in Taylor County.... more

Outbreak at sheriff’s department addressed by officials

TAYLOR COUNTY—As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Taylor County, two new outbreaks have been announced by health officials with the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department.... more

Taylor County reports 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – bringing the total count to 490

(December 26, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 471st thru 490th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – bringing the total count to 470, outbreak declared at Little Feet Daycare and Preschool

(December 23, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 458th thru 470th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

The Grafton Taylor County Health Department announces county’s 12th Covid-19 related death

(December 22, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s twelfth confirmed death related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a 70-year-old female Taylor County resident.... more

Taylor County reports 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – bringing the total count to 457

(December 22, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 456th and 457th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents from yesterday and today. ... more

Health officials concerned with potential spread of COVID this Christmas

TAYLOR COUNTY—County health officials are urging caution concerning gatherings over the Christmas holiday, as the county’s positive COVID-19 case count continues to rise, and more residents fall victim to the potentially deadly disease.... more

Taylor County reports 22 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today – bringing the total count to 435

(December 18, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 414th thru 435th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

(December 18, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s eleventh confirmed death related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving

(December 18, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s eleventh confirmed death related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a 72-year-old female Taylor County resident. ... more

COVID-19 Update from the health dept.

TAYLOR COUNTY—As of press time on Friday, December 18, 2020, the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department issued the following numbers for Taylor County Coronavirus testing :... more

Taylor County reports 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today – bringing the total count to 413

(December 17, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 400th thru 413th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today – bringing the total count to 399

(December 16, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 396th thru 399th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents... more

The Grafton Taylor County Health Department announces county’s 10th Covid-19 related death

Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s tenth confirmed death related to the coronavirus disease... more

Taylor County reports 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 386

December 14, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 373rd thru 386th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 372

(December 13, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 362nd thru 372nd new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 361

(December 12, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 360th and 361st new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 359

(December 11, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 356th thru 359th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 355

(December 10, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 349th thru 355th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 9 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 348

(December 9, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 340th thru 348th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents... more

Taylor County reports 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 330

(December 6, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 324th thru 330th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 6 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 323

(December 5, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 318th thru 323rd new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County officials discuss current COVID pandemic issues

TAYLOR COUNTY—A rise in COVID-19 cases caused schools to close down, and students to learn remotely this past week. And while school officials are hopeful that in-person learning will resume on Monday, the decision will not be officially made until the West Virginia Department of Education releases their color metric map at 5:00 p.m., today.... more

Ten additional COVID cases reported

GRAFTON—Taylor County reports 10 additional new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 253 – (Not including 27 probable cases) 47 Active, 198 Recovered, & 8 Deaths.... more

Taylor County reports 9 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 236

(November 21, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 228th through 236th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 7 additional new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 227

(November 20, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 221st through 227th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County COVID-19 cases continue to increase daily

TAYLOR COUNTY—During the Friday morning Coronavirus update call, county health officials shared their concerns of gatherings of families during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, as positive COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise in the area. ... more

Taylor County reports 2 additional new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 203

(November 16, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 202nd and 203rd new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 2 new confirmed case of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 183 – 15 probable, 18 Active, 157 Recovered, & 8 Deaths

(November 11, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 182nd and 183rd new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Outbreak at Leer Mine

TAYLOR COUNTY—With a recent upturn in positive COVID-19 cases for the county, the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department (GTCHD) has reported that a local business, that helps power the nation, had been impacted.... more

COVID-19 numbers increase in Taylor County

TAYLOR COUNTY—After several days of reporting no new positive cases of COVID-19 for Taylor County, the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department reported nine new cases in just over one week. ... more

GTCHD offering free flu vaccines in conjunction with free COVID testing

TAYLOR COUNTY—During the weekly COVID-19 update call, health officials were happy to report that as of Friday morning, the county had not had any new positive cases to report. ... more

Drivers reminded to be cautious in and around school zones

TAYLOR COUNTY—Back to School time is right around the corner, and while families are preparing for the new academic year, there is one thing they can do that will have a big impact.... more

AB men’s volleyball welcomes 2020 recruiting class

Chuck Shoemaker and the Battlers Men's Volleyball welcome seven incoming freshmen to their 2020 class at Alderson Broaddus.... more