Tucker County’s total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 is 15 since the beginning of this pandemic. Currently, we have 3 active cases and 12 that have recovered.
As the state releases numbers each day, sometimes there are discrepancies. TCHD investigates each report to ensure that the most accurate information can be shared with the county. A couple reasons for these discrepancies are:
-An individual that has been tested may not be a resident of the county, or even the state. They have relocated and have yet to change their address.
-College students that are housed in the county of the university they attend are counted in that county. However, often the student is initially assigned to their home county.
Our state’s number of positive cases is continuing to climb, this reminds us that COVID-19 is still a real threat and we must continue to be very careful. We need to be cautious and follow the precautions that have kept our county numbers as low as they are. Let us continue to protect ourselves, our families, and our neighbors.
Wear face coverings. Executive order 50-20 requires face coverings in all indoor public places. The order states that anyone over the age of 9 must wear face coverings in all public places where social distancing cannot be maintained. (the order does exempt those with breathing issues that prevent safely wearing a face covering). The complete order can be viewed at https://governor.wv.gov
Wearing a face covering and the following these recommendations, are our best defense against COVID-19:
-Do not shake hands or hug others
-Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces
-Maintain a 6-foot 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.
WE NEED TO TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS WE CAN TO SLOW THE SPREAD, REDUCE ILLNESS AND SAVE LIVES!