The West Virginia Department of Health and Human
Resources (DHHR) today confirmed that a health service worker at William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital
in Weston, W. Va. tested positive for COVID-19. The last day the individual worked was April 17, 2020.
coordination with the local health department, DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health
was notified by the patient’s health care provider. Working through the local
health department, measures were already in place to reduce the spread among
other employees and patients.
“Our state hospitals have prepared for this situation and were ready to handle it,” said Bill J.
Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Through advance planning and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, measures to reduce the likelihood of
spread were already being practiced and in place at Sharpe Hospital.”