DHHR Order: Checklist and Template for Businesses Permitted to Operate During the Emergency

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has issued a new rule entitled “Public Health Standards for Businesses Remaining Open During the COVID-19 Outbreak.” (Click here for direct link to rule text.) (more…)

Health Department Press Release on New Safety Measures for Essential Businesses

April 18, 2020

9:00 a.m.

New DHHR Rule Establishes New Safety Measures for Essential Businesses

To strengthen the protection of public health and safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has issued a new rule entitled “Public Health Standards for Businesses Remaining Open During the COVID-19 Outbreak.” The rule, which was approved by the West Virginia Secretary of State and made effective on Thursday, April 16, imposes certain new requirements on the “essential” businesses that are still allowed to operate under Governor Justice’s March 24 “stay home” order (Executive Order 09-20). (more…)

City Hall News: April 20-24, 2020

Elkins W. Va., April 18, 2020: City council meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. in virtual special session. (Login information and the full agenda are available here: www.cityofelkinswv.com/login.) All West Virginia cities and counties must meet on the third Tuesday of every April to finalize their annual budgeting process by “laying the levy,” or formally setting the in-city property tax rate. (In the budget council takes up at Tuesday’s meeting, this rate is proposed to be unchanged from last year.) (more…)

New Safety Measures Required for Essential Businesses

April 17, 2020

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has issued a new rule entitled “Public Health Standards for Businesses Remaining Open During the COVID-19 Outbreak.” (Click here for direct link to rule text.) (more…)

Elkins to Restart Street Sweeping April 20

To Reduce Infection Risk, Schedules Will Not be Delivered

Elkins, W. Va., April 15, 2020: The City of Elkins street sweeper will start making its daily rounds again on Monday, April 20. In the past, city workers have hand-delivered street-sweeping schedules to homes and businesses in the city. This year, to reduce infection risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, schedules will not be hand delivered. Instead, they may be downloaded on the city website at: www. bit.ly/ElkinsStreetSweeper.

Elkins Mayor Proclaims April Donate Life Month in City

Elkins, W. Va., April 14, 2020: This week, Elkins Mayor Van Broughton proclaimed April as National Donate Life Month in Elkins. National Donate Life Month honors registered organ donors, donor families, and living donors, as well the researchers, innovators, champions, national partners, and medical professionals who work tirelessly to save and heal lives through transplantation. (more…)

Health Department: Fourth Randolph County COVID-19 Case Confirmed

The following was released by the Randolph-Elkins Health Department.

April 11, 2020
1:00 p.m.

The Randolph-Elkins Health Department (REHD) confirms a fourth case of COVID-19 in Randolph county.  “This Randolph County resident who was tested at Davis Medical Center works in Harrison County,” reports Bonnie Woodrum, Infectious Disease Nurse at REHD.  “The patient and all known at risk contacts have been notified and are self-quarantined in their homes.  The newly identified patient did report close contact with other confirmed cases. (more…)

City Hall News: April 13-17

Elkins W. Va., April 11, 2020: The regular council meeting of April 16 has been postponed until Tuesday, April 21. Elkins Common Council—like every other city and county governing body in West Virginia—is required by state code to meet on the third Tuesday of April to finalize its annual budget process, so Mayor Van Broughton has combined the two meetings. (more…)

Byran Shockey, City of Elkins Sanitation Worker, Killed in Off-Duty Accident

Shockey joined the sanitation department in 2015

Byran Shockey

Elkins W. Va., April 7, 2020: Byran Shockey, a loader for the City of Elkins Sanitation Department, was killed in an off-duty accident on Saturday. He had worked for the department since 2015. (more…)

Executive Order Prohibiting Door-to-Door Solicitation and Yard, Porch, Garage, and Similar Sales

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national emergency; and,

WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, the Governor of West Virginia declared a state emergency; and,

WHEREAS, as of March 17, 2020, the Mayor of the City of Elkins declared a city-wide state of emergency; and,

WHEREAS, the Emergency Proclamation issued on March 17, 2020 invokes the authority granted to me by West Virginia Code § 15-5-1, et seq., and Elkins City Charter Sec. 20, et seq., to, among other powers, issue executive orders necessary in the management of this existing and threatened state of emergency; and, (more…)

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