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COVID-19: The Latest

Hancock County Schools issue temporary face covering requirement

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Board of Education, during an emergency meeting tonight, became the latest West Virginia county to implement a face covering requirement. By a 4-1 vote, the school board approved the recommendation of Superintendent Dawn Petrovich to establish a temporary ...

W.Va. vaccination sweepstakes deadline extended

CHARLESTON –The deadline for West Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination sweepstakes has been extended to Sunday. Previously set to expire at 11:59 p.m. Monday, the “Do It for Babydog” contest will now continue until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Gov. Jim Justice announced today. “This final crop ...

Justice: Face covering mandate lifted for fully vaccinated

CHARLESTON - West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice today said he is lifting the face covering mandate for residents who are fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Justice was reacting to the recommendations on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control that said people who have been ...

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

WASHINGTON — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and inside in most situations. The new ...

US to reallocate COVID shots to states with greater interest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will begin shifting how it allocates COVID-19 shots to states, moving doses from states with lower demand to those with stronger interest in vaccines, an administration official said Tuesday. The change away from a strict by-population allocation ...

Pennsylvania lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Memorial Day

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will lift all COVID-19 restrictions — except an order to wear a mask while in public — on Memorial Day, the Wolf administration announced Tuesday. Capacity restrictions on bars, restaurants and indoor and outdoor gatherings will go away on May 31, ...