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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 is Director John David and the entire team at the South Appalachian Labor School, which recently received 45,000 face coverings for free distribution to the public. The shipment came in cooperation with the WV Rural Health Association and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in Washington DC. Distribution plans are being developed for social service agencies, food pantries, summer programs, and post offices with special emphasis to serve people who live in rural locations. Distribution will involve SALS, YouthBuild participants, and members of AmeriCorps.





Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced the bipartisan Accelerating Connected Care and Education Support Services on the Internet (ACCESS the Internet) Act to expand reliable broadband access for education and telehealth appointments for rural America during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ACCESS the Internet Act provides funding for the Education Stabilization Fund, hotspots through libraries, and telehealth services through the FCC and VA.

“The current COVID-19 pandemic has shone a new light on the broadband issues in West Virginia and across rural America. Americans and West Virginians have had to adjust to a new way of working, learning, and living from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for most people, this change relies on accessible, reliable broadband which many rural Americans do not have,” Senator Manchin said. “Today my bipartisan colleague and I introduced the ACCESS the Internet Act to provide $2 billion in dedicated funding across the government to help with broadband access and connectivity. This commonsense bill could help our children, Veterans, and families access reliable broadband to pay their bills, complete their homework, and keep up with doctor’s appointments. Without this access, over 400,000 West Virginians could fall behind and that is just unacceptable. I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to include this language in future COVID-19 relief package.”


Charleston, WV – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after speaking with Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) about the COVID-19 rapid testing purchasing partnership Maryland and six other states created.

“This morning I spoke with my friend Governor Hogan about the important bipartisan partnership he and six other Governors created to ensure their states have access to reliable rapid testing supplies. Although there is no perfect testing method, rapid testing is one of many important tools to help safely reopen our schools and to identify the spread of the virus through our communities. I encourage Governor Justice to reach out to Governor Hogan, and his bipartisan fellow Governors, and join this testing partnership to ensure West Virginians have every possible resource to identify the virus in our communities and protect all citizens, especially our children.” 



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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