Valley Health has announced that since adding the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required vaccinations for physicians and staff, 97 percent of employees have chosen to receive the vaccine by the September 7 deadline or have received an approved exemption.
Over the last month, COVID-19 cases in the Valley have spiked after bottoming out in June and early July. Augusta Health says they’re expecting the rise in cases and hospitalizations to continue throughout the rest of the month.
In a statement to WHSV, Dr. Michael Richards says Virginia law prohibits him from discussing publicly the reasons why an employee chooses to resign but that it did not have to do with the vaccination protocol.
CVS Health has opened 5 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations in West Virginia, increasing access to COVID-19 testing in high-risk, underserved communities with limited availability to lab testing services.
As unemployment benefits ended for millions of Americans over the weekend, one staffing agency in the Valley says they are seeing an increase in the number of people interested in working since the start of the pandemic.
With some concert venues and theatres starting to introduce vaccine mandates, some people are starting to get ads for fake vaccine cards or negative test results online.Fake vaccination cards could be bad for public health, but they could also be bad for your future, the Federal Trade Commission said.
HealthNet Aeromedical Services, HealthTeam Critical Care Transport, Monongalia EMS, and Star City EMS are the first emergency services agencies in West Virginia to require their employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
As pandemic unemployment benefits are set to expire, about 7.5 million people will lose that extra compensation. “Help Wanted” signs can be seen all over the Valley, and many hope this expiration of additional benefits will be the boost they need.