Greenbrier County COVID-19 Taskforce Update

JUNE 29, UPDATE

The Greater Greenbrier COVID-19 Task Force met this morning via conference call and reports the following information.
1. Health Department — Our vaccination numbers continue to dwindle. The Delta variant is present in West Virginia. Our county remains “green,” which is good news. Let’s work to keep it that way! We have 1,961 confirmed cases, 946 probable, 3 suspect, 2,834 recovered, 10 active, 2 hospitalized, and 66 deaths. Those numbers will be updated this week.
2. Greenbrier County Schools — Our summer programs are ongoing at multiple schools. We sent vaccination info to all students/parents for consideration over the summer.
3. WVSOM — Campus fully reopened on Monday, June 21. This includes our cafe which will be open to the public. Masks are not required on campus. We strongly encourage vaccination and continue to follow all CDC guidelines.
4. Robert C Byrd Clinic — We continue to provide COVID testing in our mobile unit. Vaccines are offered and administered daily. Our staff continues to mask, and we ask patients to mask as well.
5. Rainelle Medical Center — We are still offering free COVID testing everyday from 10am-12pm by appointment only. All three vaccines are available. Call the clinic at 304-438-6188. We are vaccinating ages 12 and older.
6. High Rocks — We continue to offer meals four days per week. That will continue over the summer. If you’d like to order a meal, please call 304-647-4994. The cafe is also open weekdays from 9am-3pm.
7. Seneca — We are fully open, serving citizens and particularly children in crisis. Our staff continues to mask and ask patients to do the same. Call us if we can assist you.
8. Task Force Meeting — The Greater Greenbrier COVID Task Force will continue meeting every other week. As in the past, we will remain committed to the task and able to meet more often as needed should a need arise.
9. Celebration — Mark your calendars for July 28, when we will recognize all those in the community who volunteered to protect public health during the course of the pandemic.

Submitted by Senator Stephen Baldwin, chair of the Task Force.

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