"...So I just plea with people when they understand the stress they're under, as we try to tackle not only those states but the light-colored part of the country, even though they've done well, they may have gotten hit badly like New York and then calm down, or they may not have got hit badly at all. They are vulnerable if we don't extinguish the outbreak sooner or later, even ones that are doing well are going to be vulnerable to the spread. So we need to take that into account because we are all in it together and the only way we're going to end it is by ending it together." - Dr. Fauci

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I was always taught that if you can count your blessings, you can share your blessings. It's my privilege to share some inspirational stories from those on the ground who are donating their time and energy to helping their fellow West Virginians. These are just a few of the countless acts of kindness happening in our state every single day. Share your stories or recommend someone to be recognized for being WV Strong by emailing

Today’s Better Angels are James Monroe High School’s Cade McMunigal and Ian Jackson who led their 4-H robotics club in designing and producing hundreds of 3D printed masks for local hospitals. I applaud you both for stepping up, as so many inspiring young people across the nation have, to help your community. I also encourage you to continue your enthusiasm for technology, and to continue to fuel your desire to help others with the skills you’ve developed in your time with 4-H. Please accept my best wishes for what is sure to be a bright future.





Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $123,500 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help fund crisis counseling services for West Virginians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 27th, Senator Manchin requested FEMA provide this assistance to West Virginians through the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP).

“Across our state, West Virginians are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and managing the effects of this crisis on our communities, family, friends, and loved ones. This can take a toll on people, which is why I urged FEMA last month to give West Virginians access to the support they need during this difficult and uncertain time. I am pleased that FEMA is supporting crisis counseling in our state and hope the services are utilized by West Virginians who need them,” Senator Manchin said.


Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,066,485 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Public Health and Emergency Preparedness program.

“As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we must make sure our first responders and healthcare providers have the support they need to work on the front lines of this crisis while staying as safe as possible. This funding for DHHR will ensure our state is prepared to respond to emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic and will help those fighting this global health crisis here in West Virginia. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for funding that helps our healthcare professionals as they care for their fellow West Virginians affected by this pandemic,” said Senator Manchin.


Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today welcomed Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza to Morgantown to highlight the impact of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs on West Virginia small businesses. Senator Manchin, Administrator Carranza, Regional Administrator Steve Bulger, small businesses, banks, and economic development stakeholders discussed the need to quickly implement critical changes to make these programs work for Main Street businesses. Senator Manchin invited Administrator Carranza to visit West Virginia last week.

“I was glad to welcome SBA Administrator Carranza to Morgantown today to see firsthand the challenges West Virginia small businesses face accessing PPP and EIDL funds and the impacts these programs have had on our small businesses. I am grateful that the SBA heeded my call to make changes to their application process, but more must be done to ensure our small businesses are able to access the funds meant to help them stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senator Manchin. “Today’s roundtable with local businesses was helpful in understanding the issues West Virginia small businesses have dealt with while trying to access the PPP and EIDL funds and how the application process can be changed to create an easier process for businesses to apply. I will keep working with Administrator Carranza to improve the PPP and EIDL application processes to ensure small businesses have better access to the funds intended to help them through this crisis.”



Where can I get a test? This is a question my office has received since the beginning of this pandemic. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list; there may be more testing sites out there that are added daily.  In order to provide as much reliable information as possible, I am including testing sites that are verified through an official communication or news release.

For any organizations or health care organizations who would like their site listed, or who have updates on their hours or requirements, please email me at .

It is recommended that you seek testing only when you begin exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Click here to view the screening criteria. To report your symptoms and be directed to one of the available testing sites, contact your primary care doctor or a designated hotline for your area. Most, if not all, sites require a physician's order before testing. If you have gone through these steps and are still having issues getting a test, please email me at and a member of my staff will reach out to you to see if we can assist.

Click here for WV DHHR's latest updates to reported COVID-19 cases

Click here to find a testing site near you. 

Any new additions or updates to testing sites will be included below. The full list of verified testing sites and events is available on



Our office is working diligently to bring you the most up-to-date information as it becomes available. Click the links below for more information. All information regarding resources and more can be found on Senator Manchin's website.

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United Way of West Virginia provides an important service to West Virginians by helping users navigate the vast number of resources available to aid with healthcare issues, food shortages, mental health questions and more. This program is more important now than ever as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic and I commend United Way for continuing to serve their fellow West Virginians through this time.

United Way’s new 2-1-1 will make information on a wide variety of local support services more accessible across our entire state,” said United Way of Central WV President, Margaret O’Neal. “Whether it’s information for locating a health clinic, finding child care programs, or getting housing assistance, 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, go-to resource for individuals and families.

To utilize these resources West Virginians can:

Call 2-1-1
Text your zip code to 898-211
Call toll-free 1-833-848-9905


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