Fayette County confirms its first case of COVID-19

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – From the Fayette County Health Department:

The Fayette County Health Department has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in a resident in Fayette County. The Health Department is investigating and will notify close contacts who are household members, employers, and healthcare professionals to assess and monitor them for signs and symptoms of the illness. All confirmed cases will be isolated and close contacts will be quarantined.

Dr. Anita Stewart, Health Officer for Fayette County Health Department stated “We are blessed to have a community that has taken social distancing and non-pharmacological methods seriously, allowing for a delay in disease prevalence. We must remember to keep this under control, we need to continue to do the right thing to keep each other safe”

The Health Department asks that the community continue to practice social distancing. If you have questions or feel you need to be tested, please contact your primary care provider or the Fayette County Health Department at 304-574-1617.

No additional information will be released regarding the individual including the city of residence.

Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.