West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice holds briefing for COVID-19 preparedness, response

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Atomic-level structure of the spike protein of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Credit: McLellan Lab, University of Texas at Austin

UPDATE: Justice says he will be closing schools at the end of school today for the time being. He says it is important to make sure the needs of students are taken care of, and closing the schools will also help prevent the spread of the virus should it reach West Virginia.

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia Gov. Justice will provide an update this morning on COVID-19 preparedness and response plans.

At this time, there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia. Earlier this month, Justice and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced an information hotline to address public and medical provider questions and concerns regarding the coronavirus. Anyone with questions can call 24/7, toll-free, at 1-800-887-4304.

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