Community members holds Fayette County Coronavirus First Responder Salute

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – First responders in Fayette County got a much-needed boost today from members in the community.

Sirens, bells, and pots were all signs of thank yous from Fayette County community members, as they rode by the Fayette County Courthouse in Fayetteville to show their support and appreciation of those putting their lives on the line during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our first responders who are on the frontlines of this pandemic are doing an awesome job. So I just wanted to do something impromptu to show respect and support to let them know we see them and appreciate them,” said Clark.

Fayette County Citizen Holly Clark coordinated the tribute through a Facebook group.

“First responders, the police department, MS crews they all are doing a fantastic job because it’s such as stressful time for all of us, but their stress is magnified because they’re in close contact with the virus,” said Clark.

The celebration was a response to the Fayette County Health Department & COVID-19 Testing Taskforce completed over 1,100 testings all Fayette County nursing home residents, in which all test results had come back negative for COVID-19.