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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

Nominated as today's Better Angels are Mohamed and Angela Saleem of Beckley. After seeing the community’s growing need for personal protective equipment (PPE), they used their annual vacation savings to purchase face masks and donate them to eight of the United Way of Southern West Virginia’s partner agencies. Mohamed and Angela have donated 1,100 masks and 400 pairs of rubber gloves to the United Way for distribution. Thank you both so very much for your efforts.





Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Crisis Care Improvement and Suicide Prevention Act which would direct states to utilize five percent of their Mental Health Block Grant for crisis care services – once funding for the program is increased by five percent nationally – allowing states to upgrade crisis care programs and strategies. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced the House of Representatives companion legislation last month.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new data on drug overdose deaths in 2019, which reached a record high. In 2019, there were 70,980 reported deaths from overdoses, passing the high of 70,699 deaths in 2017.

“We are experiencing an epidemic in the middle of a pandemic, and our fellow Americans need help. In 2019 alone, 70,980 Americans died from drug overdoses which is heartbreaking and unacceptable, and the COVID-19 pandemic is only making this crisis worse,” said Senator Manchin. “A recent report projects that 75,000 Americans are at risk of overdose death or suicide due to COVID-19 pressures, with West Virginia at the top for potential per capita rates of deaths. As we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must remember the other health crisis affecting our nation. Today, Senator Gardner and I introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Crisis Care Improvement and Suicide Prevention Act to address this crisis by providing increased funding for crisis care services including call centers, mobile services, and stabilization programs. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and both chambers to include this legislation in future COVID-19 response efforts to help our fellow Americans during their time of need.”


Washington, DC – This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led three bipartisan colleagues in calling on the Trump Administration to provide employers relief and certainty related to their responsibility requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically, the letter asks the Administration to consider safe harbors and flexibility measures regarding compliance with the employer shared responsibility requirements under the ACA.

Under the ACA’s employer shared responsibility provisions, certain employers must either offer minimum essential coverage to their full-time employees (and their dependents), or potentially make an employer shared responsibility payment to the IRS. This provision is sometimes referred to as “the employer mandate”.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, with businesses being forced to close or significantly modify staffing needs, the complex compliance burdens of tracking employees’ hours for full-time employees have been further compounded and may subject a business to an unforeseen tax penalty. This letter seeks to provide employers with some relief and certainty during this unsettling time.


Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,761,045 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).

“As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, we must ensure that we are prepared for any infectious disease threats that may face our nation. This funding will help West Virginia as we continue to respond to this healthcare crisis and care for those affected by COVID-19. This pandemic has shown us that we must be ready for any threat, including those unseen and I will continue to fight for funding that helps West Virginia respond to the pandemic and prepares us for the future,” said Senator Manchin. 



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

Newly added testing locations:

LOCATION: Walgreens, 40 Flowing Springs Way, Charles Town, WV
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 6 p.m.

A valid ID is required. Bring your insurance card if you have one.

LOCATION: Marion County Health Department, 300 2nd Street, Fairmont, WV 26554
HOURS: Tue-Thu, by appointment only

Fax number: 304-607-3672

LOCATION: Grafton City Hospital, 1 Hospital Plaza, Grafton, WV 26534
HOURS: Mon-Fri 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Fax number: 304-365-6433

LOCATION: Preston Memorial Hospital, 150 Memorial Dr., Kingwood, WV 26537
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Fax number: 304-329-7281

LOCATION: Mon Health Medical Center, 1200 JD Anderson Dr., Morgantown, WV 26508
HOURS: Mon, Thu, Fri 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Tue 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Before coming, patients must pre-screen and pre-register by calling the COVID-19 Patient Outreach Line at (304) 285-3798. Once registered, patients may come to the drive-through site to receive their swab.

Fax number: 304-607-3672

LOCATION: Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, 230 Hospital Plaza, Weston, WV 26452
HOURS: Mon-Fri 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Fax number: 304-269-8536



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.

Unemployment & Direct Payments

Veterans Assistance

Basic Needs

Business Assistance


Feeling Ill?

WV 211:

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


Any new or updated resource information will be posted below. All information is available and updated daily on

IRS: New Get My Payment FAQ

A paper check will be mailed to the IRS address of record as soon as possible. Generally, the address of record is the one on their most recently filed return. If an address change is needed, see Address Changes.

If Get My Payment says their payment was mailed on May 22, follow the guidance provided in the Payment Issued but Lost, Stolen, Destroyed or Not Received section of the EIP FAQs.

Click here for more.


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