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Health Department News & Alerts

The Jefferson County Health Department will use our News Posts to notify our county’s citizens of health updates that impact them. Browse our posts below, and be sure to sign up for Alerts to receive these notifications by email!

Shelter-in-Place Order

In an emergency meeting held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 5, 2020, The Jefferson County Board of Health voted to approve the following orders. You can preview or download by clicking below.

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Executive Order for Eastern Panhandle

Governor Justice has issued an executive order for the Eastern Panhandle. Provisions of the Executive Order include: Limiting groups to a maximum of 5 people. Directing ALL businesses to require employees to work from home to the maximum extent possible.  Directing...

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COVID-19 Update April 3

As of April 3, 2020, Jefferson County has had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (11 active, 4 recovered). We have over 40 patients under daily active monitoring by our nursing staff. West Virginia's COVID-19 website has been updated to include more details about trends...

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COVID-19 Update – April 2

As of Thursday, April 2, 2020, there have been 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County (8 active, 4 recovered). Over 5000 West Virginians have been tested, with a total of 217 confirmed cases in our state. You can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by...

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COVID-19 Update – March 27

As of March 26, 2020 there are 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County, and 76 total confirmed cases in West Virginia.   Our clinical staff, with assistance from school nurse volunteers, continue daily active monitoring of any Jefferson County residents who...

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