The nation's banks were still receiving guidance late Thursday evening on the $349 billion federal loan program aimed at helping small businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... See MoreSee Less
We are looking for any students whose college tours have been canceled, postponed or made virtual due to COVID-19. If this is you or you know anyone who can speak to this, please either leave a Facebook message or email email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Seeing school staffs around the area parade through neighborhoods in cars and let their students know how much they’re missed, the Inwood Primary staff wanted to do the same, make the students feel special and loved. ... See MoreSee Less
My question is... shouldn’t they be wearing gowns and better eye protection also because they are leaning into the vehicle to swab the patient🤷🏼♀️. Don’t get me wrong it is wonderful that we have another station to swab patients, just trying to keep everyone safe.
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a man who escaped Frederick County, Maryland's work release center at the county detention center Sunday evening, according to an updated agency press release. ... See MoreSee Less
Health officials said the state is seeing positive signs that efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus are working, but counties with the most cases are now under stricter stay home and social distancing regulations. ... See MoreSee Less
The Berkley County Health Department has dropped the ball though. They knowingly have allowed an illegal business to sell products out of their home. Including food that was brought in and sold by a crew who was in New York 2 days prior. It drew large crowds outside their home From people waiting to pickup items. Not only that the people selling fresh and frozen food items were unlicensed. The neighbors have made numerous reports about this house in a Inwood And yet the Berkley county health department allowed this to go on and there still allowing it to happen.
Of course it looks like an earlier peak. Between the insane lack of testing and the amount of folks being turned down for testing and the fact we are basically counting positive households vs individuals, WV would seem to be in the clear much, much sooner if no one questions the stats. Flip side is if you actually look into these numbers and how many people are being screened and turned away because they are under 65 or already have a family member positive, then you quickly realize we have a LONG way to go.
There's no testing in Hampshire and Hardy Counties 🤦♀️
Justice is a joke and in the pocket of our joke of a president. It is entirely too early to be saying that. We need some real leadership.
It’s ridiculous trying to get tested and once you finally do, there’s a 7-10 day wait for results.
Really? Martinsburg just keeps climbing.
But the president said anyone can get tested and get a result within 15 minutes
Or it could just be the natural run of this flu virus.
where is the story about all the recoveries? the use of the hydroxiwhatever in NYC? The fact that a lot of places have stabled out... all good stories. But of course.. the media won't tell you the good stuff. Just all bad and biased.
I still have trouble with.... he’s our surgeon general???
368449 USA cases, 10993 deaths, 19919 recovered so far. Numbers change by the minute. Bodies being stored in refrigerated tractor trailers. Mass burials being planned. Hopefully NY has seen the peak.
Everyone with health issues (heart, lung, diabetes, cancer) should be tested...since those are the main underlying health issues that's killing them.
It might even get past H1N1 from 2009, remember that government shutdown?
Don’t forget to mention...
Nearly 20,000 fully recovered🙌
How many have recovered?????
What the hell do you know
What is wrong with the minds of most people...lets see a Killer virus continues to produce death and destruction and you want to read about the good side of life?
If Americans weren't so caught up in being rebellious against the Stay at Home laws, fighting about politics and listening to leaders who are clueless about the virulence of this COVID 19 virus then we would not have the current statistics of infectious cases and death.
Research the timeline of the pandemic of 2009 H1N1 Infuenza virus that lasted for 16 months. Every aspect of strategizing to contain that virus was carried out with structure and unity.
Compare it to the nonsense that is happening now with people arguing about politics, and leaders disregarding the Medical experts. Would you make an appt with a politician to check out your medical issues? No you would go and see your Doctor.
The House Divided Speech was an address given by Abraham Lincoln, later President of the United States, on June 16, 1858, which he based on biblical scripture.
Redirect your focus. There are still many of us who are using our intellect and not our emotions to approach life. We just want the mass hysteria of the American people to stop. Toilet tissue? Be serious.
The Olde Country Diner in partnership with Randy Smith are just a few of several who have donated meals to the Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission during the pandemic. The Rescue Mission is serving three meals a day, seven days a week and averaging about 350 meals a day according to the organization’s Facebook page. ... See MoreSee Less
That is such a great thing to do I hope when this is all over there is a list of all the restaurants and business that are helping out so the community can help them out by going to their establishment
Hard times and tragedy tend to bring out the very worst and very best in people. Thankfully local generosity, care and appreciation for those working on the frontlines of the pandemic have helped fuel a grassroots effort to feed those working hard. ... See MoreSee Less
But tragedy knows no legacy as the novel coronavirus, killing thousands worldwide and infecting hundreds of thousands more, has shuttered these businesses and left many questioning how they will survive the pandemic. ... See MoreSee Less
Yea well that's what happens when you shutdown a country.Time will tell if this was a good move or not second wave gonna hit hard in fall.Maybe just maybe herd immunity would have been better because if this comes in fall with all sports and everything open its gonna be disastorous.The damage to the Economy right now could be more deadly than this phase of the virus!!
Nobody has money to shop with business' closing and unemployment taking forever.
Cucuzzella and Two Rivers Treads set up a “mask line,” similar to a clothing line, a place where the public can donate or take a homemade mask. Many of those looking to donate were making homemade masks, ones that cannot be used in the hospitals but can be used by the public to help flatten the curve. ... See MoreSee Less
A couple of campers remain at the sites of the Harpers Ferry Civil War Battlefield KOA campground even though many operations in West Virginia have closed down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... See MoreSee Less
After years of work, research and a drive to meet the needs of patients in the Eastern Panhandle, Valley Health System and East Mountain Health Physicians announced the opening of its new 40,000 square-foot ambulatory care facility in Spring Mills set for April 6. ... See MoreSee Less
I would love to see just one or two of these facilities that are springing up in our area become a Maternity/Birthing Center. This would eliminate a lot of the exposure to many illnesses for Babies and Mothers when most vulnerable.
Not impressed. I think they are expensive, I don't think they are that good, and there are more of them then there are WVU east facilities here. That's all about ridiculous.
Oh cool, like that area needed another urgent care. Well probably with ALL the townhouses popping up on top of one another. Tract home builders & congestion.
It's already too congested there. We didnt need another one.
When children from around the area enter the Charles Town Library for story time, it’s not just another boring trip. Young readers come in excited to see what Miss Debbie and Mr. Tim are going to read, what fun they’re in store for. ... See MoreSee Less
Leesburg, Va.-based SWaN Hill Top LLC has been working to create a 129-room luxury hotel at the site of the historic house that once hosted luminaries such as Mark Twain and presidents such as Woodrow Wilson. ... See MoreSee Less
Some it up for me. Even enlarged I can’t see to read!
The executive order of 4/3/2020 was for the Eastern Panhandle, including Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties, yet this information only mentions being applied to Berkeley and Morgan counties. Isn't Jefferson under the same executive order and restrictions?
Having some counties lock down and other counties not lock down is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool. Smh
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Local animal shelters have always stepped up in times of crisis or not, but amid the coronavirus outbreak, Eastern Panhandle organizations continue to care for dogs and cats in the area. ... See MoreSee Less
Though some may view the almost complete shutdown of the Mountain State as an opportunity to spend more time together as a family, children throughout the state are left in high risk situations, wondering where their next meal will come from or if they’ll be properly cared for at all. ... See MoreSee Less
Times have changed: the dynamics of the family have changed. Many more at risk children now. It is also fact that when people are kept in close proximity for a long period of time, violence often escalates, especially if two people don't get along that well in the first place. This becomes more of an issue in hot weather so I hope this situation quickly resolves.
Very sad. And children aren't the only people wondering this. <sad>
Inspired by the pre-school song, “We’re going on a bear hunt,” various bear hunts have been going in communities all over, and on Tuesday, the North Jefferson staff visited students in Fox Glen to place stuffed bears and to encourage the search throughout the neighborhood. ... See MoreSee Less
According to the release, Justice has also "directed his medical experts to continue to work with local health departments throughout West Virginia to ensure each county has the tools they need to best respond to the COVID-19 pandemic." ... See MoreSee Less
This extra funding was given to WV because of the communicable disease that is being multiplied rapidly in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan county. Those additional resources should be given to these counties as a priority. The healthcare systems need additional support for first responders, additional resources should be used in educating the community. Unfortunately, the additional funds will find it's way into the politicians hands in Charleston! #HealthcareFirst
I’m worried about my daughter getting it. She’s essential as a DPT working for WVU hospital systems. They have a one year old at home 🙏🏼
You need to close schools here in Berkeley county completely down
All anyone needs to do is go to any/all of the grocery stores (and Walmarts) in Berkeley County and look at them... too many people, no social distancing, no controls whatsoever. We'll have 2,000 confirmed cases in a week or two, once people get tested and get results back.
In a time of uncertainty, Berkeley County’s Congregational Cooperative Action Project (CCAP) hopes to help county residents not only with financial stability, but also with food from the organization’s food pantry, Loaves and Fishes. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s not spreading like the numbers indicate people. Calm down. As more testing becomes available more people that have it will be identified. The more you test the more positives. The numbers across the country are much higher than anything reported. Not just here but world wide. Not everyone gets sick. Not everyone will know. You could never develop symptoms or develop minor ones and never think about it. The news media talking about the rapid spreading based on positive results is junk science designed to instill panic. The numbers will go up for some time. Avoid contact. Stay away from people. Keep as sanitary as possible. Stop panic buying. Take care of yourself and family. I constantly hear people in the grocery store say they don’t care if they get it. Well when you don’t care and ignore the advice then you spread it to someone who does care.
If people were actually staying home this wouldnt be an issue
Well just an observation my husband went to buy essential needs for Martin's in Hedgesville and yes Pa. Md.and NY license plates in the parking beware and take precautions
Seeing how much of the panhandle consists of commuters to DC and NOVA...I expected it to be much higher.
Please stop fear mongering
Again testing, testing for all!!
They should just rename it the Lowe’s virus 🦠 in Berkeley County.
The restaurant, located on Foxcroft Avenue, is offering free 10-inch personal pizzas for medical personnel, police offers, firefighters and truck drivers in an effort to serve those who are fighting the spread of the coronavirus. ... See MoreSee Less
Distribution and warehouse workers make up the the Eastern Panhandles economy and are left out of most of these. I guess the people who load the trucks, often in the same age bracket of those most affected by Covid, are chopped liver while the people that drive them from A to B, not really risking much of anything, get praised. But no one wants to talk about that...😑
Do you hear yourself typing before you write it. This is a locally small business trying to do some good for a few people in this community. A small business that has been effect by this virus along with other restaurants and other small businesses owners that's trying to stay a float doing all this. And here they are giving something away to get people to get there support. I dont see these big retail stores giving anything out to help there Community but if so I stand correctly but in the end there be still standing those store will. Just maybe another small business will pick the piece up to help someone different in the community. Hats off to the retail workers and everyone that are still working to help there community out doing all this and to help support you
My son works in the dist. Center at Home Depot. My other son works at Rocs. I worry about both of them.
Is an amazing gesture frim the best pizza place in town!!! Thank you 💕
Although a very nice gesture by Angelo's Pizza, I would have to say that most first responders in our area would be way too humble to walk in to get "theres". Right William Christopher Rodgers?
Cops do less and less and less but yet everyone keeps putting them first, all these people who actually do put themselves in harms way get no credit. I'm ashamed of you people.
Greatest place around...we all love their pizzas...🍕🍕🍕🍕...Mike....Nancy...Tim...🍕🍕🍕🍕
When this is all over, I will definitely be going there sometime to support this business!
So the hell with the truck drivers who bring them supplies.
You're a blessing to all. Thank you for all you do. God bless
Very nice of Angelos! Its Travis! What a nice guy! 😊
Delicious food and wonderful owners!
Wow, that is very nice of them.
I'm first to respond when someone says free pizza, does that count???
Freedom’s Run, along with its headquarters, Two Rivers Treads in Ranson, have started to release activity sheets and materials aimed at elementary and middle school students, in order to help support homeschooling parents and keep kids active during the shutdown. ... See MoreSee Less
Individuals are encouraged to seek medical attention immediately if they develop emergency warning signs which include: trouble breathing; persistent pain or pressure in the chest; new confusion or inability to arouse; have bluish lips or face; and/or have any other symptoms that are severe or concerning. ... See MoreSee Less
Whether in a brick and mortar location or simply from their kitchen sink, local business owners have joined forces and stepped up to meet the demand for hand sanitizers for personal and professional uses. ... See MoreSee Less
According to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office, the new election deadlines are as follows: deadline to register to vote is May 19; early voting will be from May 27 to June 6; and the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is June 3. ... See MoreSee Less
According to the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center, there has been a recent spike in reported domestic violence altercations, though creating more placements is nearly impossible. ... See MoreSee Less
Justice issued an executive order Monday ordering out-of-state visitors from Louisiana, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as international visitors from China and Italy, to self-quarantine for 14 days. ... See MoreSee Less
Saw a car with New York tags on my way home from work today, we will see how well this is enforced. My guess is not at all.
Drive through Martinsburg & it appears to be an average day. #STAYHOME Order, what STAY HOME Order?! It's pathetic & those people will be the ones crying, "...but I followed the guidelines" as they contracted #COVID19 while Easter shopping or a family member contracts it due to their negligence. PLEEEEASE, #JIMJUSTICE if you think a high percentage of people are following your orders, then you're NOT getting an accurate assessment of what is really going on!!
#CDC #SAVEALIFESTAYHOME #COVID19ISREAL #WASHYOURHANDS
#GOVJIMJUSTICE start cracking down like other states, do random stops (especially in evening/night) & if that person & adult passengers can't prove a VALID reason for being out, slap them with a heavy fine. See how long people keep driving around when they keep forking out hundreds of dollars at a time! When your out & about for no good reason, your breaking the law. This is a State STAY HOME ORDER legally put in place by the governor, so you can & should be penalized if you break it!!
People not listening is what will lead to a national quarantine.
That's a joke..is someone going monitor what day they came here and what day they got out of quarantine..I swear this man talks just to hear himself..
I'm not a big fan of our current governor, however, I do like his idea on this one.
They make it sound like they have check points at the State line, which they don’t. This is all hot air!
Who listens? These “orders” don’t work. Just look at Lowe’s parking lot!
In the last two days I’ve seen more people on the road going to work since before the stay at home order
What person from China is going to know about a WV order?!
Good luck with that
how will they enforce this
How can we limit this if a quarter of the workers who live in the eastern panhandle are essential workers that need to travel to VA, MD, and DC daily?
The Charles Town City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting Monday night to amend double-time-and-a-half pay for essential workers in the city as precautions related to the COVID-19 outbreak continue. ... See MoreSee Less
Only a few short weeks after opening its drive-thru testing site, officials with West Virginia University Medicine East said hundreds of Eastern Panhandle residents have been tested in an effort to get ahead of the coronavirus. ... See MoreSee Less
I don’t understand why it’s going to peak In May when we have been staying in quarantine for the last two weeks already. I figured it would be peaking in the next 2 weeks. And then decreasing after that. This is so ridiculous. The whole country should have just quarantined together at the same time for a month and it would have been nearly over with by now.
So what about school. Kids are suppose to return april 30 if cases are suppose to peak at the end of April. It pisses me off your more concerned about the election then what your doing with school.
He extended the current date and will continue to evaluate, he didnt say they have to go back on 4-30.
Don't understand. The peak is within two weeks. Not May!!!
Calling it an honor to be on the immediate giving end, Harding and Flower Haus made the most of what could be considered a negative time, donating bouquets of the business’ remaining flowers to essential workers. ... See MoreSee Less
Among Penn National’s businesses is the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town, which has been closed since March 17, when Gov. Jim Justice ordered all casinos in the state to shut down. ... See MoreSee Less
This basically is to allow them to receive benefit under stimulus so they csn receive unemployment immediately for up to 4 months covered. This definitely makes sense so that things can continue forward.
Oh my goodness! The economy is just getting in so much trouble. I know it can't be helped but…
Many companies are being forced to do so
I'm still waiting to hear from Workforce about my unemployment claim. I filed last Sunday. So many unemployed right now I'm sure the country, or the world, won't be able to handle it.
Bye bye trump in november. His measly stimulus ck isn't gonna buy him the votes
What about there health care
Here in nc its the same way ..
As soon as my place of employment closed they told us to file for unemployment.. they aren't paying for anything
Long term, there will be hundreds of thousands of business closures and long term unemployment as getting a new job will be very competitive; driving down wages and eliminating business competition while increasing retail prices. Supply and Demand.
if you think this is a good move to "help" employees, think again. Long term - past July- the stimulus money runs out, then what?
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According to WebMD, the virus can live on many surfaces for varying time periods including materials recycling center staff must come into contact with on a daily basis such as: aluminum cans for two to eight hours; cardboard for 24 hours; glass up to five days; and plastics for two to three days. ... See MoreSee Less
That gratitude is being shown close to home in the Eastern Panhandle, where just days ago citizens organized a honking, light flashing show of appreciation in the Berkeley Medical Center parking lot. ... See MoreSee Less
For as long as Kiel Green can remember, food has been a big part of his life. Learning a variety of tasks in the kitchen from his grandmother at times in his youth, baking developed into a passion for Green who recently stepped into the role of manager and co-owner at Mad Monks Coffee Shop in Charles Town. ... See MoreSee Less
The May primary in West Virginia is still on, but while county and state election officials work to get absentee ballot applications in the hands of registered voters, those wishing to replace Gov. Jim Justice in November are finding new ways to make their case to voters. ... See MoreSee Less
On arrival, a deputy located a male, identified as Jonas DeHaven, who appeared to be ejected from the vehicle while the driver, identified as Camrin Rawlings, was still entrapped, according to Berkeley County Sheriff Curtis Keller. ... See MoreSee Less
The governor of West Virginia announced additional measures Monday aimed at limiting out-of-state travelers from coronavirus hotspots — especially from places like New York, New Jersey and Connecticut — from spreading the virus further in West Virginia. ... See MoreSee Less
I've been seeing cars and people from NY all over Berkeley county!
If we're all supposed to be staying at home, and they are all supposed to be staying at home, and we don't even know the true number of people who have contracted it, how is this supposed to help and how would we even know?
Getting into some constitutional gray areas here.
He needs to follow suit with Maryland and Virginia
Been seeing an awful lot of cars with NY tags today. It's unnerving
So what if you work out of state but live in WV?
In Morgantown I saw many New York license plates and I only travelled less than 2 miles out
“In any way, shape, form, or fashion.” ☺️
Yeah... that’s is about two weeks too late! Keep up the great work. Pft!!!
Hmmmm well my CT plates have been here since before all this got crazy so hope I'm not gonna get targeted and pulled over
How will this be monitored and enforced? Anybody have any info?
I saw a car last week that was from New York...
All you Yankees stop coming to the governors golf course. Everyone else see y’all on the links tomorrow!
Worthless executive order from a worthless governor. If he wants to mitigate the virus in WV, he needs to put in place a "mandatory" stay-at-home order for non-essential employees, shutter temporarily all non-essential businesses, and close down all golf courses and wineries where groups of people gather.
All i see on 81 is New York and New Jersey
There are at least 3 cars from Georgia right up the road from me.
Thank you governor
Are we still going to be allowed to exchange children? Like moms to Dad's and vice versa?
Keena Crowell you should let someone know about the track and the people from CT!
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He needs to ban everyone like maryland did. I wish I lived in maryland right now. This guy sucks!
It's not just in NYC moron! How about shutting down shop in the entire state, like in MD, VA and KY! My goodness, I can't wait for you to be voted out!!
Ugh. So, let's call the Gestapo and start turning in our neighbors. 🤦♀️😠😡🤬
Eastern Panhandle businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Journal, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local marketing efforts through matching advertising dollars. ... See MoreSee Less
We are doing more testing than any other country! I am so grateful 2 great accomplishments are coming out of this. Improved testing and a cure/vaccine. We have great teamwork going. How awesome is that.
Cause clearly its working so far 🤦
People need to do what they are suppose to do. Take precautions etc.
Though the length of the current COVID-19 separation is still up in the air, teachers throughout the Eastern Panhandle are getting creative in their efforts to show their students they are still there and still care. ... See MoreSee Less
Reported cases Nos. 1 and 2 in the state, the Vigils were the first of the now-113 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in West Virginia, as of Saturday evening, and the pair tackled the disease head-on. James was cleared Saturday, while Carolyn, who was tested after her husband, should be cleared Monday. ... See MoreSee Less
Dong knew his work would take the inspector off to different restaurants, which are limited to take-out meals only by orders of the West Virginia governor in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, and was concerned the man wasn’t taking enough precautions while being out in public. ... See MoreSee Less
Luv this business & they are so sweet & friendly... Sam ty for everything! Hope to see y'all soon prayers from "The Dumplin Lady" 🙏😉
States shouldn’t have to fight the feds for these things. We’re all in this together.
Our absolute favorite Chinese restaurant in Martinsburg...they even know us by our order even if we call it in... very friendly customer appreciating couple..love you guys...were the sweet and sour chicken pork fried rice no peas no carrots customers...
Thank you Sam Dong,you are a great man.Love your restaurant, from the ROCS lady..you ❤
They are awesome and have the best Chinese food in town!
Love this place.. super nice and their food is out of thos world
They are a wonderful family!
Meanwhile at China City Buffet.....oh, never mind.....
I usually work evenings til 9 or 10, and they are usually open until 11. They are my late night go-to for Chinese take-out.
The surging COVID-19 pandemic has stretched the resources of the American medical system to their limits. With the number of cases in West Virginia growing day by day, the Martinsburg VA Medical Center has found itself taking new precautions in dealing with patients. ... See MoreSee Less
The virtual recognition will include an interactive montage of submitted photos, videos and social media posts. In addition to the celebratory video, graduates will have the opportunity to participate in a homecoming ceremony and the 2021 commencement. ... See MoreSee Less
With the COVID-19 pandemic grinding the sports world to a halt, there may be no spring sports season at all. That means Frye has to live with the anxiety of wondering if, through no fault of his own, he’ll miss out on his one chance at being a college athlete. ... See MoreSee Less
While stuck at home, individuals across the Eastern Panhandle are finding ways to get involved. Students and faculty at Shepherd University are no exception, recently donating medical protective equipment for health care workers and first responders. ... See MoreSee Less
President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic. ... See MoreSee Less
Swift huh? I guess compared to everything else they work on...
Ye gods, they stand so close!
Mostly for big corporations. Americans get maybe enough to pay their rent for 1 month.
Three weeks according NBC
So when do they start cutting the checks ???
This stimulus neglects young people aged 18+ who are claimed by their parents on their taxes. Being an adult, we are ineligible for the $500 child credit and therefore receive no stimulus money from the government.
Bill Crouch, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources, said the Bureau of Medical Services, the state agency that deals with Medicaid, will allow all coronavirus testing and treatment to be done without prior approval. ... See MoreSee Less
On less-congested roads in cramped cabs, truckers across the United States are putting in more hours than ever as giant grocery and retail chains try to manage the demand for food and sanitization products amid the coronavirus crisis. ... See MoreSee Less
Justice also said that he is waiving all interest and penalties on property tax filings until May 1. Property taxes were due March 1 with a deadline of Wednesday, April 1. Penalties and interest are accrued after April 1. ... See MoreSee Less
With Jefferson County saying they are closed for remainder of the school year, does this mean they will open April 20 if this announcement by the governor goes as planned ?? Or is that a county by county decision?
Umm what about tags and stuff my car people said dmv down here was closed for like 3 months???
In the upcoming weeks, Happy Hearts Preschool plans to partner with the staff at Berkeley County Medical Center. Though the preschool would typically require a long-term contract with parents, it hopes to offer a non-committal, short-term child care agreement for essential hospital employees at discounted rate. ... See MoreSee Less
The Senate passed a mammoth $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented response amid record new jobless claims and mounting evidence that the economy is in a recession. ... See MoreSee Less
My gastro Dr in Hagerstown wanted me to go to the ER either here in Martinsburg or Hagerstown after I had severe pain from a colonoscopy to remove a large polyp & have a CT scan done. That was 2 days ago. I'm too afraid to go! Fortunately I'm doing better.
Kind of frustrating when I know ppl that have symptoms and they are being told by their doctors to not come in for testing b/c they are trying to keep the number of positive tests down..... whats up with that?
..And then again there are those who have the symptoms and are told to go home and self quarantine for 14 days...That's BS...so after 10 to 14 days they are feeling better and they go back to work or go out into the nearest Store...BUT in all actuality they were positive & They Still May Be Contagious or a Carrier...But Guess What....NO Test, No Positive Results.. BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT ISN'T HERE.
I believe there are many more out there that just havent been tested and are being told to stay home until they reach the point they cant breath.
I'm not creating an account to read it. If the article doesn't state where the tests were administered, due diligence isn't being done by the reporter.
I'm personally effected by a hospital worker being sent to Virginia due to Berkeley County lack of tests. This is madness!
Like to see the numbers of the ones who have recovered! Globally!
And it will continue to go up sense people from new york are coming here by the car loads of people !
I certainly hope that the person that thinks this is funny did so in error.
How about an article on numbers of all who have recovered?
Great reporting. Hotspot areas where people should avoid and/or close off.
So do we still go out and about? How do we mitigate it then?
WV still doing everything by paper and mail. Will be getting results back in 6 mnths
It's messed up people coming here from infected states
As missions, shelters and meal programs throughout the Eastern Panhandle continue to see an influx in those needing their services and an ever diminishing supply pool, some local financial groups are working to ensure those entities can continue there work. ... See MoreSee Less
FYI Jefferson has closed the rest of the year but the kids are learning from home. As they finish their paper packet they will go to online learning. May not be the best way but at least it's something.
What happens when he realizes he's overreacting and its possible to still salvage the school year? Will he relent and open earlier if medical officials say it's okay?
Interesting - what happens to the schools who jumped the gun and cancelled the entire year already?
another one that has no clue what his left hand is doing while the right one is picking his b...... what a bunch of worthless people that have paid their way in with money!!!
Umm Jefferson county already announced they were closing the remainder of the school year 🤷🏻♀️
He’s such a joke. We’re just getting started. WE WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO SCHOOL BY APRIL 20. OR BY MAY.
While I appreciate the extension of the school closure; I have already decided that MY child will not be going back to school for the rest of the year.
How can Jefferson Country close for the rest of the school year? Think they should follow the April 20 date.
sad for the students and teachers
But his good buddy Donald Trump wants everything back to normal by April 12th
Seems like a weird way to celebrate Hitler's birthday, but okay
Interesting that Justice has closed schools longer than Trump wants to shut down the economy.
Yeah well the governor also isn't listening to his people when I say big warehouses that do not sell or make any kind of medical food or any kind of supplies that is needed at this time or not getting closed up I truly do not believe he cares about his people there is people being threatened to be fired if they do not show up and work at these warehouses that are absolutely none needed at this time
Time will tell, but I’m guessing no one will be back in the building this academic year.
If you see me go by ,don't tell Megan Brown, because evidently she is my boss now. I've been told NOT to go outside !!!!!!!! LOL
First time I will celebrate 4/20 🤣
I thought they all closed till the end of the school year?
# jim justis is a freaking joke
Eric Lemaster looks like the governor said return to school
According to the Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia had 39 positive coronavirus cases as of Tuesday night with 759 negative cases. These include new cases in Berkeley, Harrison, Preston, and Wood counties. ... See MoreSee Less
Warm Springs, Hedgesville High and Martinsburg High have begun a spirit week virtually, encouraging those participating to post photos to social media to share their themed outfits. ... See MoreSee Less
The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. ... See MoreSee Less
The National Youth Advocacy Program, a foster care organization operating in West Virginia and eight other states, asks families to consider fostering. There is currently a surplus of more than 7,100 children in the West Virginia foster care system in need of stable, loving homes. ... See MoreSee Less
Fuzzy Dog Books & Music displayed a number of books on a table outside their Charles Street location, encouraging passersby to grab a freebie. The table was inspired by Yarnability’s freebies from the day before, a knitting starter kit that encouraged a new hobby during a time of social isolation. ... See MoreSee Less
Students and teachers might be eager to get back into a normal school setting and back to a typical school-day routine during the COVID-19 outbreak, but local teachers are taking advantage of the time by doling out some assignments that have inspired creativity in their students. ... See MoreSee Less
Chief thank you for your service for our community...You made a major difference..I just hope that whoever takes your positions, continues to actually conduct law enforcement, and not go back to the "good ole boy" rules....Enjoy your family, well deserved.
This is a lie! I have a friend who works at Maxx bath Company they are still working is that a Essential Company.At Warehouse that makes bathtubs that has hundreds of people that works there touching nothing but germs all day!
I didn't think a road surveyor is essential, but there was one on RT 9 smh
He is isnt gonna do anything..every business except what he already closed is on the essential list..Essential should be fire/rescue...pharmacy..hospitals..doctors..veterinarians..gas pumps on certain days..grocery on certain days..SHUT EVERYTHING ELSE DOWN..I'm not talking about closing nursing homes and residential treatment facilities..
They should certainly be enforcing this for warehouse workers and plant workers.
That means get only what you need and stay inside! Do not come out unless you are in dire need of essentials
Should just go ahead and close west Virginia completely down cause nobody is going to listen
Strange, my company is still running with no shutdown in sight. And we're non-essential. We're gonna keep on working.
This is a lie! I have a friend who works at Maxx bath Company they are still working is that a Essential Company.At Warehouse that makes bathtubs that has hundreds of people that works there touching nothing but germs all day!
I’m still trying to figure out how a Liquor store is Essential? I have a beer or mixed drink once in a while but how is it Essential.
“And just like that I became an essential employee.”
We get to hear him again.......
With all the exclusions basically everything is still open and people have to report for work if they're place of business is excluded.
I social distance when and if I have to be out. The 6-foot rule. I back away from people if they get too close. Some of these idiots just don't get it. Think I'm rude. I live in West Virginia and there's not a whole lot of smart people around here.
Dollar Tree is open and ppl are buying crafts 🙄 come on
Our Governor usually doesn't have a clue what he is talking about
Spreading more needless panic. Every business in the Journal photo is excluded from the shutdown.
You know my daughter works at kraft foods and has to work because juice is an essential ??????? Drink water
And the “essentials” are still amongst everyone and spreading.... this really doesn’t help!!
I can’t wait to hear him ramble
there probably buying crafts for there kids so theyll have activities
Ask Craig A Belldina what we should do since he knows it all. Besides its bc of his thinking that this will continue to spread
If we cannot use the term Chinese virus we must get away from other derogatory terms like: French Fries, French Vanilla, Brazilian Was, New York Minute, German Chcolate Cake, Japanese Steak House, Mexican Food, Canadian Jet Stream, Russian Roulette and Greek Omelet
A Summit Point man has been arrested and charged after allegedly murdering another man Monday morning near Summit Point, according to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. ... See MoreSee Less
In these unusual times, a local company, Wild Rose Soap Co., transitioned from creating homemade soaps, lotions and candles to producing locally-made hand sanitizer for those in need and community members can contribute some needed items to help. ... See MoreSee Less
No matter the location, area of study or walk of life, students across the globe are adapting to the sudden, unexpected reality of the coronavirus. School cancellations may have pushed all in-class instruction online, but the disruption of the pandemic has had greater consequence in each student’s life than one might initially think. ... See MoreSee Less