Gov. Justice Adds Marion County As COVID-19 Hot Spot, Holds Off On Special Session To Address Budget
Updated Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. Gov. Jim Justice has announced that another West Virginia county has been designated as a “hot spot” for COVID-19. Marion County will join six others who have been allowed to expand the enforcement of public health guidelines. During a virtual news conference, Justice also said he is holding off on calling a special session to address budget issues related to the ongoing pandemic.
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In many cities and towns, there are people in charge, and there are people who get things done. Joe Slack is an instigator for community change in West Virginia’s Upper Kanawha Valley. He sees the needs in his region, one that’s been hit hard by one economic disappointment after another. But Slack is a self-described squeaky wheel. He connects people, helps identify realistic opportunities and then works to make things happen. This episode of Us & Them is presented with support from the...
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In his daily virtual press briefing, Governor Jim Justice said WorkForce West Virginia processed 28,500 claims representing 20 million dollars in benefits yesterday alone. In March, they processed 90,000 unemployment claims. A typical March, he said, the state would process about 3,400. For every day in April they’re now averaging 2000-6,700 claims a day. To address the need, WorkForce West Virginia is working 24/7 from three different call centers. Justice said reports of people calling and...
The West Virginia Department of Education has entered into a partnership with West Virginia Public Broadcasting to deliver student engagement content for West Virginia students amid the COVID-19 school closures.