Justice to give COVID-19 update following reports of travel-linked cases


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is set to give an update on the status of COVID-19 in the Mountain State at 1 p.m. Friday, June 19.

Today’s briefing comes amid reports from multiple counties of virus outbreaks linked to Myrtle Beach travel. Health officials are urging those who have been to the Myrtle Beach area or have traveled out of state to get a test for COVID-19.

“If you’ve been to Myrtle Beach recently, please come and get tested. Even if you don’t have symptoms of the disease,” said Dr. Sherri Young, health officer and executive director of KCHD

Officials are also asking West Virginians to recognize the risks for COVID-19 spread while planning for summer events such as holiday and vacation activities, or graduation visits from relatives and those outside their families, and to follow the existing guidelines from the CDC and health officials to prevent new infections.

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