Sunday, September 27, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020

HUNTINGTON — Both Huntington East Middle School and Milton Middle School in Cabell County shifted to virtual learning Friday for at least two weeks after students tested positive for COVID-19.

Friday, September 25, 2020

HUNTINGTON — More opportunities to be tested for the novel coronavirus have been announced as the number of positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths related to the virus continue to increase in the Tri-State.

WAYNE — Seven employees at the Wayne County Courthouse have tested positive for COVID-19, but officials say the outbreak was limited to just one office, which has been temporarily closed.

Editor’s Note: This is the third story in a series looking at the shortage of N95 masks across the country. Additional stories will be featured in upcoming editions of The Herald-Dispatch.

CHARLESTON — Trading their scrubs for signs, dozens of nurses with Charleston Area Medical Center’s health system stood outside their respective facilities Thursday morning to protest working conditions within the health centers and comments made by CAMC CEO David Ramsey blaming them for COV…

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a series looking at the shortage of N95 masks across the country. Additional stories will be featured in upcoming editions of The Herald-Dispatch.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

CHARLESTON — What is best for West Virginia’s 55 counties when it comes to determining their COVID-19 color code, and whether schools reopen and sports resume, is using whichever testing metric is lowest, Gov. Jim Justice reiterated Wednesday during his tri-weekly coronavirus update.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a series looking at the shortage of N95 masks across the country. Additional stories will be featured in upcoming editions of The Herald-Dispatch.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

CHARLESTON — What is best for West Virginia’s 55 counties when it comes to determining their COVID-19 color code, and whether schools reopen and sports resume, is using whichever testing metric is lowest, Gov. Jim Justice reiterated Wednesday during his tri-weekly coronavirus update.

Since March, the health professionals at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department have been working full-steam to respond to the pandemic, and the Board of Health Wednesday voted to reward their hard work with a bonus.

A Wayne County Schools employee has tested positive for coronavirus and another probable case was reported, but later confirmed negative, at a second location, school officials said.

Progress in slowing the march of the novel coronavirus has stalled in much of the United States, and the pathogen is spreading at dangerous rates in many states as autumn arrives and colder weather — traditionally congenial to viruses — begins to settle across the nation, public health data show.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020

It requires all pre-hospital medical service providers to maintain 6 feet of distance between the public other than the patient, wear a surgical or N95 mask, as well as wear a eye protection and a face shield, when available. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

HUNTINGTON — For the first time since school began Sept. 8, Cabell County has received a green metric on the state’s color-coded alert system, meaning students will continue to attend classes in person for the week of Sept. 21-25.

HUNTINGTON — Area hospitals are sounding the alarm as beds fill up with COVID-19 patients at the start of flu season.

Friday, September 18, 2020

HUNTINGTON — Window obstructions can cause a safety hazard for motorists and pedestrians — that’s why AAA East Central is reminding drivers that hanging items from a rear-view mirror, including protective masks, is a safety hazard.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

A student athlete at Cabell Midland High School has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the county school system announced Thursday. The diagnosis also affects the Huntington High School football team.

CHARLESTON — As Kanawha County crossed into red on West Virginia’s COVID-19 color-coded risk map Wednesday, officials urged caution to residents who could help mitigate the spread of the virus.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

CHARLESTON — In the latest of a series of tweaks to West Virginia’s COVID-19 risk map, government officials Wednesday announced plans to count outbreaks among students on college campuses as a single case, under certain circumstances.

HUNTINGTON — A Hurricane, West Virginia, restaurant has filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to find the state’s mask mandate and “stay at home” order unconstitutional and unenforceable.

Many industries, including travel and tourism, have taken substantial hits financially during the COVID-19 pandemic; in fact, the Huntington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau lost nearly half of its annual budget due to vacancies in local hotels.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

State officials on Tuesday admitted the color-coding system developed for West Virginia school systems led to decreased testing for COVID-19, prompting the state to “tweak” the system.

Monday, September 14, 2020

As West Virginia enters week two of school, Gov. Jim Justice on Monday met with his team of advisors to discuss even more changes to the map that guides what school looks like.

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020

CHARLESTON — Public and private school students in Wayne County will be permitted to start in-person classes this week following the release Saturday of West Virginia’s color-coded school reopening map.

When a police officer pulled up to a house near the Miami University campus in Oxford, Ohio, last weekend, he found seven young men hanging around on the front porch, unmasked, drinking beer and listening to Southern rock music.

Friday, September 11, 2020
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Thirty-four positive cases of COVID-19 have been found in students on Marshall University's campus since classes began.

HUNTINGTON — About 20% of students in Cabell County are participating in full-time virtual learning this semester, and although kids abruptly shifted to a remote curriculum in the spring, this year poses new challenges and successes for families.

Wednesday, September 09, 2020