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Some testing sites require a physician’s order before testing. 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.  If you have gone through these steps and are still having problems getting a test, please email me at and a member of my staff will reach out to you to see if we can assist. For a listing of one-day, weekly, and drive-through pharmacy testing, visit the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources website:

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccine clinics and availability, visit the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources website:

OR call the COVID-19 VACCINE INFO LINE: 1-833-734-0965

Hours of Operation for the Vaccine Info Line: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Sunday

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


I was always taught that if you can count your blessings, you can share your blessings. I’ve been seeing so many great WV Strong and Better Angels stories. During these unprecedented times, it’s important to focus on all the wonderful things that are still happening every day in our beautiful state.

Nominated as today’s Better Angel is Drew Massey, Director of Pharmacy for Fruth Pharmacy.

Drew has administered shots in nursing homes, schools and other events. He has worked late into the evening, driving to homes of elderly West Virginians to put extra doses to the best use. He spent two days administering vaccines in rural areas of Putnam County to shut-in patients, many confined to bed. A compassionate and caring pharmacist, Drew has led the Fruth vaccine program and made sure that not one dose has been wasted. After a recent ice storm, with a clinic scheduled in Point Pleasant, Drew hand-carried the vaccine from his home and caught a ride to deliver the medication. Drew, you have gone above and beyond the call of duty. On behalf of your colleagues and the families you have served, thank you for your selfless and determined efforts.


Please continue sharing your stories of hope, joy, and volunteerism by emailing your nomination and a photo to .



Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that two West Virginia health center systems, Valley Health Systems and Shenandoah Valley Medical System, will soon be receiving direct COVID-19 vaccine dose shipments through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) COVID-19 Vaccination Program. COVID-19 vaccines provided to community health centers under this program are separate from the state’s weekly allocation, and will increase the overall vaccine supply in the state. Senator Manchin also received notification that West Virginia will receive a 7,000 dose increase in the Pfizer vaccine weekly allocation, the 4th weekly allocation increase in a row for the state.

"Today I received notification that two West Virginia health center systems will soon be receiving direct shipments of COVID-19 vaccine doses to administer to West Virginians. West Virginia continues to lead the nation in vaccination efforts and our health centers have been integral to the distribution program. The HRSA COVID-19 Vaccination Program is aimed at ensuring equitable vaccine distribution across the state and our health centers, who serve roughly 27 percent of West Virginians, are well equipped to do just that. Vaccines are essential to defeating this horrible virus and I am incredibly pleased that our health centers have been chosen to receive doses directly. I am also pleased West Virginia will be receiving another weekly vaccine allocation increase from Pfizer, increasing the state’s ability to vaccinate more West Virginians. As vaccine production continues to increase, I will continue to work with the Biden Administration to quickly procure enough doses for every West Virginian who wants to be vaccinated," said Senator Manchin.



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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Basic Needs

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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

All information is available and updated daily on

SBA Emerging Leaders Program: Now Accepting Applications for WV – Deadline is Feb. 25

The Emerging Leaders Initiative is an executive-level series intended to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses in America’s underserved cities. Developed by the SBA and drawing on the experiences of advisors and business leaders in urban communities across the country, this comprehensive curriculum provides the tools to assist business owners with catapulting their company to the next level and to help them to emerge as a force in their community.

The Emerging Leaders Virtual Program equips key decision makers with knowledge, tools, and networking connections to help to advance their business. Participants, in this free online initiative, will leave with a better understanding of their business capacity through an individualized three-year growth plan.

Learn more here.



IRS has a new Unemployment Benefits ID theft page that links from Identity Theft Central .

Scammers took advantage of the pandemic by filing fraudulent claims for unemployment compensation using stolen personal information of individuals who had not filed claims. Anyone whose personal information was stolen and used for this purpose should be aware of the following:

  • Taxpayers who receive an incorrect Form 1099-G for unemployment benefits they did not receive should contact the issuing state agency to request a revised Form 1099-G showing they did not receive these benefits.
  • Taxpayers who are unable to obtain a timely, corrected form from states should still file an accurate tax return, reporting only the income they received.
  • Taxpayers do not need to file a Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit, with the IRS regarding an incorrect Form 1099-G. The identity theft affidavit should be filed only if the taxpayer’s e-filed return is rejected because a return using the same Social Security number has already been filed.
  • The IRS previously issued guidance requested by states, see Identity theft guidance regarding unemployment compensation reporting. No Forms 1099-G should be issued to those individuals the states have identified as ID theft victims.



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