Information is updated daily on:


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


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

All information is available and updated daily on

Focus Forward: Beyond the Cloud Initiative

Kickoff event on March 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The future of technology is big data analytics. What does that mean for West Virginia?

The Mountain State is poised to become the epicenter of a multibillion-dollar expansion of our nation’s private weather industry. Be part of this groundbreaking transformation and discover how to leverage unparalleled data sets and world-leading supercomputing resources through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, cloud provider, stock market investor, techie, researcher, farmer or municipality in West Virginia or around the world, the opportunities for entrepreneurial ideas and commercialization ventures are endless.

Virtually join tech experts, cloud providers and thought leaders as we explore what’s beyond the cloud and how the NOAA Big Data Project offers promise and potential in West Virginia for decades to come. Be part of the transformation.

Click here for the agenda and registration information.


Washington, DC –  U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8) led 13 Members of Congress in calling on the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to issue immediate guidance to protect mine workers from exposure to COVID-19.

The Members said in part, "Our brave and patriotic miners risk their lives every day to power our nation, and during the COVID-19 pandemic that risk is even greater. As they continue to work in close quarters and tough conditions, miners remain at high risk for COVID-19 infection. While miners have continued to work to supply our nation’s energy needs through the pandemic, under the previous Administration, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has refused to issue an enforceable standard to protect workers from COVID-19 and has not taken emergency action to make our mines safer. As a result, we are requesting your immediate assistance to implement safety measures to ensure their health and safety."

At the beginning of February, Senator Manchin and Representative Cartwright led the introduction of the bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 Mine Worker Protection Act (S.184/HR.646) which would require the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to issue an emergency temporary standard requiring mine operators to establish a plan to tackle occupational COVID-19 exposure and provide miners with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE). Additional information on the COVID-19 Mine Worker Protection Act can be found here.


Washington, DC –  U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received notification that West Virginia will be receiving a fifth increase in the weekly vaccine allocation.

"As national COVID-19 vaccine production increases, West Virginia continues to see increases in our dose allocation. I was notified this morning that West Virginia will receive another weekly increase of 3,510 Pfizer vaccine doses. This is the fifth consecutive dose increase West Virginia has received since the Biden Administration began pushing for production increases, and I am pleased West Virginia is continuing to benefit from these efforts," Senator Manchin said. "West Virginia continues to lead the nation and the world in safe, effective vaccine distribution and administration. While we work to provide vaccines to every West Virginian who wants one, additional doses are essential. As vaccine production continues to increase and other vaccines are approved by the FDA, I will keep working with the Biden Administration to quickly procure more doses for the Mountain State."


Video of Senator Manchin during the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing On Vaccines For Veterans can be found here

Washington, DC –  U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), questioned a panel of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials on working with rural states to distribute COVID-19 vaccines and ensuring doses are not wasted, how the recent weather conditions affected the supply and distribution of the vaccine and how the VA is communicating and providing information to Veterans, especially in rural communities.


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 Angels are all of our frontline heroes. I know I join countless WV families in saying thank you to our health care workers, first responders, health departments and community clinics, lab workers, retail workers, service providers, teachers, military personnel, and the countless individuals who have worked diligently to keep our fellow West Virginians safe and healthy as we’ve navigated the challenges of the past year.


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




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