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


During the annual filing season, IRS outreach efforts focus on helping taxpayers prepare and file accurate returns and get their refunds quickly. Taxpayers are busy and not likely follow tax news, so any help in getting the word out on how taxpayers can get their taxes done right and move on is appreciated.

Two of the IRS’s outreach vehicles are news releases and tax tips. The following IRS news releases are part of the “Tax Time Guide” series.

How to do taxes for free and get refunds fast, release 2021-44

Select a tax return preparer with care, release 2021-46

Didn’t get Economic Impact Payments? Check eligibility for Recovery Rebate Credit, release 2021-49


SBIR-STTR Bootcamp

Thursday March 11, 2021 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Are you working on an innovative, significant technology with commercial potential? Are you interested in applying for an SBIR or STTR research grant offered through 11 federal agencies?

On March 11, 2021 you can learn more about the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which are a source of non-dilutive, early-stage funding for small businesses and researchers. In this bootcamp, you will learn:

· What is involved in developing a concept
· How to identify the right funding opportunities
· Tips for preparing to write an SBIR-STTR grant
· What it takes to be competitive and savvy in developing an application
· How to navigate the registration process

The event is free but registration is required. Click here to register.


Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the recent weekly allocation of 15,500 Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses and a new weekly Pfizer increase of 1,170 doses for the week of March 8th, for West Virginia. This is the sixth consecutive increase in the weekly vaccine allocation.

"The FDA’s recent emergency approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will help West Virginia continue to quickly administer vaccine doses to as many West Virginians as possible. This new weekly dose allocation and the sixth consecutive dose increase are great news for the Mountain State," said Senator Manchin. "As West Virginia continues to lead the nation and the world in safe, effective vaccine distribution and administration, the steady increase in vaccine doses is vital to providing vaccines for every West Virginian who wants one. I will continue working with the Biden Administration to ensure West Virginia quickly receives vaccine doses as the supply increases."

Over the weekend, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine to prevent COVID-19. This is the first single-shot vaccine to combat COVID-19, and data has demonstrated it will protect against COVID-19 related hospitalization and deaths, particularly across emerging variants.


Click here to request assistance from my case team.

As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need. My goal is to provide the best possible customer service for every West Virginian who contacts me needing assistance. While I have no direct jurisdiction in legal or administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way possible and to assure that full consideration is given to your case. See one of our success stories below:

Ronald of Keyser, West Virginia reached out to the Senator’s office asking for assistance with his claim for benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs. Ronald needed an update on where his claim was pending and the status of the claim. After Caseworker Charles Walker submitted the inquiry, a decision was made by the Department of Veteran Affairs to provide Ronald with his pension.


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.

Share your stories of hope, joy, and volunteerism by emailing your nomination and a photo to .




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