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Gov. Justice Issues Travel Ban For State Employees, Suspends High School Basketball Tournaments

West Virginia Morning
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West Virginia has an aging population, and concerns over the novel coronavirus are gathering momentum as surrounding states identify more and more cases. On this West Virginia Morning, we hear how the state is preparing.

Only a handful of states have no reported coronavirus cases to date, one of which is West Virginia. Gov. Jim Justice held a press conference Thursday to talk about the state’s plan to prepare. Kara Lofton reports.

To gain more clarity on the coronavirus challenges we face in West Virginia, within context of global challenges, Dave Mistich spoke with WVU health sciences Vice President and executive dean Clay Marsh.

Our Mountain Stage Song of the week comes from Glen Phillips. Here’s the singer songwriter’s performance of "Rise Up."

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