WHEELING-OHIO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
May 2, 2021 (11:00pm)
The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is announcing one (1) COVID-19 associated death for 5/2/21.
Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is announcing seventeen (17) new cases of COVID-19 for 5/1-2/21 in Ohio County. Currently, the health department reports a total of 4341 cases, including eighty-seven (87) deaths. Case surveillance, contact tracing, and monitoring continue for many of the reported cases.
Nineteen (19) new cases of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, or more commonly referred to as the UK Variant, have been identified in Ohio County as of 5/2/21. A total of thirty (49) cases have been identified in Ohio County as of 5/2/21.
The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department will hold free COVID-19 testing clinics on Monday, May 3, 2021, and Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department
11:00am – 4:00pm
Wheeling Island Fire Station, Station 5, 11 North Wabash Street
The free clinics are for those with or without symptoms and no insurance is needed. Participants need to bring a driver’s license, photo ID or other proof of address. No residency restrictions. Patients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is a drive-up testing clinic and participants will be tested either in their personal vehicles or at a walk-up location near the testing sites. This special clinic is being hosted by the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department and the Wheeling-Ohio County Emergency Management Agency. For more information call the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department at (304) 234-3682.
COVID Vaccination Clinics
May 3 – May 7, 2021, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics (subject to change due to supply). Clinics are 8:00am -4:00pm each day. 1st dose and 2nd dose vaccines available. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines are available. Walk-ins welcomed.
- 5/3/21 – Eligible and registered residents, by appointment/walk-in.
- 5/4/21 – Eligible and registered residents, by appointment/walk-in.
- 5/5/21 – Eligible and registered residents, by appointment/walk-in.
- 5/6/21 – Eligible and registered residents, by appointment/walk-in.
- 5/7/21 – Eligible and registered residents, by appointment/walk-in.
- 5/8/21 – NO CLINIC.
- 5/9/21 – NO CLINIC.
All vaccination appointments and events are held at the Community Vaccination Center at the Highlands. The COVID-19 community vaccination center at the Highlands is located in the old Michaels Craft Store/Spirit Halloween Store. The address is 550 Cabela Drive, Triadelphia, West Virginia 26059. Ohio Valley residents in West Virginia can now do self-scheduling to make COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Log onto: http://www.wheelinghospital.org/vaccine. To make an appointment, users will need to provide their name, date of birth, address, email address, and phone number.
Ohio County and Ohio Valley residents are advised to limit public contact, implement social distancing, work at home where possible, wear a face-covering when out in public, indoors, or at work, wash your hands frequently, and contact your personal physician if you become ill with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is reminding Ohio Valley residents that if you are tested for COVID-19 that you are to remain in home isolation until you receive negative test results. Individuals who test positive will be contacted by a county health department and receive further instructions in regard to care and monitoring.
If positive, you should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19 prior to arriving at the facility. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
The off-site Wheeling Hospital COVID-19 testing clinic continues operations. Ohio Valley residents who are interested in being tested at this location should call the on-call number at (304) 221-3995. Testing is also available at Doctor’s Urgent Care, call (304) 232-0725 for more information; MedExpress is also testing for COVID-19, for more information call (304) 242-4228; Wheeling Health Right is offering testing, call (304) 233-9323 for more information.