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Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department
Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department

Health Department: Upshur County back to zero active COVID-19 cases

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County currently has 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two probable cases (36/2); the state took one of our probable cases off. Zero cases are currently active. We have had no deaths, 38 have recovered including the two probable cases that are showing up on the state DHHR website.

Our staff has been working on contact tracing diligently, this is a very time consuming and labor intensive, and is a State of West Virginia and CDC requirement

We would like to thank the residents of Upshur County for the wonderful job that is being done to follow the guidelines and help keep our families and friends safe. We are at ZERO again! Let’s continue to stay there.

Residents should continue to follow CDC Guidelines that will keep them and their community safe.

UBHD also wants to make it clear that anyone who is waiting for COVID-19 test results should remain self-quarantined to protect their family members and working partners. Everyone who can work from home should take advantage of this opportunity, only making trips outside for essential errands.

Other measures that individuals should include:

  • Stay at home
  • Keep a safe distance (6 feet)
  • Wash hands often
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Wear a MASK
  • Please treat everyone as infectious, protect yourself and follow the guidelines put out by the CDC
  • Avoid hot spot vacation destinations

We must listen to our Governor and health officials and help reduce the spread of this virus. If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or have recently traveled to a community where there is  ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested. Currently there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.

Testing can be obtained locally by calling your private provider and they can send an order for lab testing. Please call this number, 304-473-2161, Monday through Friday 7:00 am -7:00 PM, BEFORE going to the hospital for testing. Please help us keep our doctor offices and hospitals safe. The symptoms of COVID-19 which may appear 2-14 days after exposure are:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

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