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Threat Preparedness

COVID-19

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR) updates its COVID-19 dashboard at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday except for state holidays.

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

Vaccines

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.

Common questions about vaccines

Learn more about COVID-19.

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