Gov. Jim Justice has directed the West Virginia
Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia National Guard
to closely monitor rises in COVID-19 cases in both staff and patients at
Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital and Logan General Hospital and to assist
DHHR’s epidemiologists are working with the Logan
County and Beckley-Raleigh County health departments as well as assisting the
two hospitals with contact tracing.
DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill Crouch has been in contact
with the chief executive officers of both hospitals on a regular basis.
Gov. Justice has directed the WVNG and DHHR’s Health
Command, in coordination with the Logan and Beckley-Raleigh county health
departments and emergency management directors to hold two free COVID-19
Logan County’s testing will be held tomorrow, Sunday,
Aug. 2, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Logan County Emergency Ambulance
Authority Station 30, 26 ½ Main Ave., in Logan. On Monday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., testing will be held at Beckley ARH Southern Clinic, 250 Stanaford
Rd, in Beckley.
Under the direction of Major General James Hoyer, the
WVNG will offer support for sanitization and deep-cleaning services. The Guard
will also assess personal protective equipment needs for both hospitals.