The Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) and Tucker County Office of Emergency Management (TCOEM) announced that as of today, Tucker County has had no new confirmed cases of COVID19 this month. To date, 91 Tucker County residents have been tested, we’ve had 4 that tested positive (they all have recovered) and 87 that tested negative. In addition to that, Cortland Acres LongTerm Care & Rehab Center completed its testing and all staff and residents tested negative for COVID19 (244 total).
Governor Justice announced today that the following additional West Virginia businesses will be permitted to open in Week 4 starting on Thursday, May 21, 2020:
Each business has specific guidance to follow and that information can be found at https://governor.wv.gov/Pages/TheComeback.aspx
Indoor dining at restaurants (limit occupancy to 50% of seating capacity)
Large/specialty retail stores
State Park Campgrounds (Instate residents only)
Hatfield McCoy Trail System
Outdoor recreation rentals (Kayaks, bicycles, boats, rafts, canoes, ATVs, and similar equipment)
Outdoor motorsport and powersport racing with no spectators (Guidance documents will be provided when they become available)
Note for lodging facilities: The executive order requiring outofstate travelers to selfquarantine will be lifted in Week 4. In accordance with this change, additional guidance documents are available for hotels, motels, condo hotels, rental properties, and cabins.
COVID19 is NOT GONE. As we start to begin reopening, we increase our risk to exposure. It is critical that we follow the recommendations that has gotten us to where we are today. The TCHD strongly recommends that everyone wears a cloth face covering when in public. Wearing a face covering does not replace other precautions such as hand washing and social distancing. We must continue to follow these recommendations:
Don’t shake hands or hug others
Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces
Maintain a 6foot distance between you and other people
Avoid touching your face.
Avoid exposure to others who are sick.
Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Information and updates about COVID19 @ tuckerhealthwv.com or call DHHR’s COVID19 information hotline 24/7 Tollfree at 18008874304