A county in WV is reporting a COVID-19 outbreak from residents travelling to Myrtle Beach

Coronavirus Surge

PRESTON COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Preston County Health Department is in the process of investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 among Preston County Residents. So far 3 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19, tests are pending on other individuals and we would not be surprised to have additional positive cases in the days to come. We have discovered the link to cases so far are recent trips to Myrtle Beach.

Vacation trips to crowed areas such as beaches are very risky due to the number of people and the difficulty to social distance. We would like to ask all Preston County residents that have traveled back from Myrtle Beach, any other beach, or any crowed vacation destination in the last 2 weeks to please keep other in mind and self-quarantine for 14 days upon return. If self-quarantine is not possible, please limit your exposure to others to the bare minimum and wear a face covering if in public or around others.

If anyone has any questions regarding travel back from vacation destinations please call the Preston County Health Department at (304) 329-0096, we will help you determine rather you need to get tested or not. If you have any cold or flu symptoms, please contact Preston Memorial Hospital at (304) 329-7285 to discuss testing.

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