Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited and toured four U.S. Postal Service (USPS) locations in West Virginia, showing his gratitude to the postal workers for getting mail to West Virginians and to show his appreciation for the U.S. Postal Service.


“The Administration is launching an all-out war on the U.S. Postal Service. Several weeks ago we learned they had unexpectedly announced closures of several West Virginia post offices. Then we learned the Postal Service was considering changing their longstanding practice of treating all election mail as first-class mail, which could result in slower delivery times and increase risks that voters would not receive and return ballots in time for the election. Now we’re hearing reports that the post office is removing sorting machines and reducing capacity a few months before an election where we’ll see more mail-in ballots than ever before. This is unacceptable,” said Senator Manchin. “I have already filed the POST Act to prevent post office closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am filing another to prevent any more major, fundamental changes during this pandemic. Now is not the time to play politics with our mail. People need their medicine. People need their checks. And yes – people need their ballots to vote. I am so proud of our post offices and our postal workers and while the current Administration may be working against them, I won’t stop fighting to protect our rural post offices across America.”



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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 the team at Step By Step West Virginia, a nonprofit that was recently featured on WOWK for their efforts to cook and pack more than 600 meals a day for kids in need during the summer months. They go directly into the communities they serve to make the meals more accessible, and they also utilize a text alert system to let families know when they’re on their way. While Step by Step mostly serves Charleston communities, they’ve also served surrounding areas in Lincoln and Logan County, and will continue until the school year begins. Thank you all so much for the great work you do for our West Virginia families.





Charleston, WV –  U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 34 Senators in urging the Trump Administration to restore full funding for National Guard COVID-19 pandemic response across the United States and West Virginia through Title 32 502(f) orders.

Since March, National Guard units in West Virginia have supported response to help West Virginians, from distributing much-needed food supplies to running remote testing locations and assisting as needed across the state. Last week, President Trump terminated the 100 percent federal cost share of Title 32 orders. Instead, the National Guard will receive 75 percent reimbursement except Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, and Connecticut who will continue to receive 100 percent reimbursement.

In May, Senator Manchin successfully advocated for the extension of Title 32 orders through mid-August and introduced the Support Our National Guard Act, a bill to provide transitional healthcare benefits to National Guard servicemembers who have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic under Title 32 502(f) orders.

The Senators wrote, “We write to request you restore one hundred percent Federal cost share to all states and territories for use of the National Guard under Title 32 of U.S. Code for responding to coronavirus, which was terminated by your August 3 memorandum for all states and territories except Florida and Texas. The National Guard response has been critical within our states to supporting the health and well-being of millions of Americans.”



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


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


What: Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy South campus

When: August 20, 10a.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: Vining Library, 405 Fayette Pike, Montgomery WV

Click here for more information.



Is the IRS continuing to issue EIPs on 2019 returns individuals file in 2020?
A: Yes.

If the IRS used a taxpayer’s 2018 tax return to determine the individual is not eligible for a payment, and the taxpayer later files a 2019 tax return that changes his or her eligibility, will the IRS issue a payment in 2020 based on the 2019 tax return?
A: No. These taxpayers can claim amounts based on their 2020 tax returns in 2021 if they remain eligible for 2020.

If the IRS used an individual’s 2018 tax return to determine the amount of the individual’s payment, and the individual later files a 2019 tax return that indicates the individual is eligible for a higher amount, will the IRS issue an additional payment for the difference?
A: No. If an individual received a payment that is less than the full amount to which the individual is entitled, the individual will be able to claim an additional amount based on his or her 2020 tax return when the individual files it in 2021.

Do I need to use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool if I am not required to file a federal income tax return for 2019 or 2018 and I do not receive (SSA, SSDI, SSI, VA or RRB) benefits?
A: Yes. The tool will be available until October 15, 2020.

I am not required to file a tax return and used the Non-filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool to provide information about one or more qualifying children. I received the (basic EIP) but did not get the additional $500 EIP for each qualifying child. What should I do?
A: The IRS will automatically issue the additional $500 EIP per qualifying child to affected individuals in August (see FAQ 56, EIP Info Center, for important details).

Can I print information to register me for the Payment if I use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool?
A: Yes, if you can't or don't want to submit the information online using the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool, you can still use the tool to enter the required information and then print and mail in the document (see FAQ 59, EIP Info Center, for important details).

May I mail Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR with information necessary for my Payment instead of using the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool?
A: Yes (see FAQ 60, EIP Info Center, for important details and instructions).

What information does Get My Payment display about my Economic Impact Payment?
See GMP FAQS for details.

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