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Visit the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR) COVID-19 dashboard.

To get more information on daily COVID deaths, follow the WV DHHR on Twitter at @WV_DHHR.

COVID-19 symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear two-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.

Possible symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you are feeling sick, test as soon as you can. At-home tests are available for free at Monongalia County Health Department. Visit the upper level to pick up your tests.

At-risk groups

Certain groups of people may be more at risk of getting sick from COVID-19 than others, such as:

  • Older adults
  • People who are immunocompromised
  • People with medical conditions
  • People with asthma
  • Pregnant and recently pregnant people


The best way to prevent getting sick from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated and boosted. Everyone six months and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn more by going to our COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing page and make an appointment to get your vaccine here.

The bivalent booster is available at MCHD, which protects against current strains of the Omicron variant.

COVID-19 Guidelines

The proper guidelines for individuals with COVID-19 have changed. Follow the CDC's instructions for how to take the proper precautions.

Common questions about vaccines

Learn more about COVID-19.





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