COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

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Update 07/06/2020:

Governor Jim Justice has mandated that individuals over the age of 9 wear masks or some kind of facial covering in public buildings as of 12 a.m. on July 7. Individuals who can social distance, such as when alone in an office, can take off the mask, but should wear it while entering the building and walking around among others.

An image of Gov. Justice's mask mandate.

Public Health Agency Resources

  • 24/7 toll-free hotline: 1-800-887-4304

Community Resources

Below you can find contact information for food pantries and other community resources.

  • Food Pantries and Social Service Organizations
    • Caritas House - 304-985-0021
    • Empty Bowls Monongalia - 304-241-5510
    • Pantry Plus More - 304-282-1123
    • Milan Puskar Health Right - 304-292-8234
    • Bartlett House - 304-292-0101
    • Christian Help - 304-296-0221
    • United Way of Mon and Preston Counties - 304-296-7525
  • Financial, Domestic, Health, and Disaster Assistance
    • For domestic violence support and information, visit the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence website here.
    • Visit WV 211 or call 211, or text your zip code to 898-211
  • Crisis Text Line
    • Are you feeling anxious or depressed about COVID-19? Text HOME to 741741 to be contacted by a counselor. Learn more here.
  • General Information
    • Are you prepared? Print your checklist here.
    • FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control. Learn the facts here.
  • Child Nutrition
    • Monongalia County Schools is preparing and delivering lunches to students in Monongalia County. To register your child for lunch, complete the registration form here. For a list of delivery sites, visit the website here. Keep up with Mon County Schools updates on their Facebook page.
  • Visit Mountaineer Country CVB
    • The Visit Mountaineer Country CVB has created a website that includes information on local restaurants that are open and offering carry-out, child nutrition options from local restaurants, and entertainment ideas during self isolation. Check out the website here.

Business Resources

  • The Morgantown Area Partnership has set up a business resource page which provides additional guidance and options for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This page also includes information and guidance on navigating the CARES Act and how it can help your small business. View the webpage here.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Disaster Loan Assistance to West Virginia businesses that are impacted by COVID-19. Read more here and apply here.
  • The CDC has provided guidance for businesses and employers in response to COVID-19. View the webpage here.
  • The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has provided information on preventing worker exposure and preparing workplaces for COVID-19. View the webpage here.
  • The Laborors’ Health and Safety Fund of North America has provided recommendations on preventing construction worker exposure to COVID-19. Read more here

City of Morgantown Response

COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, is something that the city administration is taking very seriously. In an effort to limit public interaction and large gatherings we have decided to conduct all board and commission meetings via videoconference or teleconference. In keeping with the governor’s mask mandate we also require individuals to wear a mask or face covering inside public buildings.

City officials are currently working with the Monongalia County Health Department and other local and state organizations through the Joint Information Center (JIC) to ensure that our community is well informed and that we are doing everything we can to protect your health and safety. For more information about COVID-19 including prevention and additional resources, please visit the Monongalia County Health Department’s COVID-19 webpage

Additionally, the State of West Virginia has created a COVID-19 website and hotline, which can provide the public with accurate information about the virus, the state’s response, and more. The hotline is operated by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and operators are available 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304.