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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 08:14 PM

State officials announce West Virginia's first COVID-19 cluster

West Virginiaís first COVID-19 cluster has been reported in the Eastern Panhandle, state officials said Friday during the governorís daily briefing on the coronavirus pandemic.

Later Friday, Gov. Jim Justice issued a new executive order that applies only to Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties. The new order limits groups to a maximum of five people and directs all businesses to require employees to work from home ďto the maximum extent possible,Ē according to a news release from the Governorís Office.

The order also directs county health departments to set and enforce maximum occupancy and proper social distancing methods within essential businesses, directs the West Virginia National Guard to provide services and logistical support to help local governments and directs the West Virginia State Police to help enforce local county orders.

The outbreak cluster consists of more than 60 positive cases in Berkeley and Jefferson counties. The cases were believed to be community spread, meaning the source of infection is unknown.

Read more: https://www.wvgazettemail.com/coronavirus/state-officials-announce-wvs-first-covid-19-cluster/article_a47ea07a-c48d-5969-9d20-49e27d8b1f98.html

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TexasTowelie Apr 2020 OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 08:26 PM

1. I'm sure that half assed plan will stop it.

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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 08:32 PM

2. Justice twice referred to Hobby Lobby as the potential focal point of the cluster.

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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 08:32 PM

3. Unknown community spread

Like floating in the air?

I know mycoplasma incognitus the kind I had
Was from breathing in the wrong place. I was hideously sick from it too.

Luckily it's not all that easy to get as in it's not an all too common disease.

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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 08:55 PM

4. There's a lot of traffic through that panhandle area

from Interstate 81. I've traveled that highway many times in the last few years, and there are a lot of places to stop off in the Martinsburg area. It's not surprising to me that this would be the first cluster in WV.

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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 09:57 PM

5. This is just so Justice can claim he is doing something.

 

He is having the local health departmentís make the regulations and sticking the local police with trying to enforce this mess. He did order the State Police to help the locals but there are not enough of them to do much. Is is going to end badly. When people canít get into stores to buy food. They are only letting 5 people in a store at a time! What a waste of time he needs to spend his time getting PPE and other equipment to hospitals so they will be prepared. Unfortunately he wonít.

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