Senator Capito issues COVID-19 update

HINTON, WV (WOAY) – The number of COVID-19 cases in West Virginia has been on the rise.

Masks were requested to be worn by everyone at the Groundbreaking event in Hinton today. Senator Shelley Moore-Capito discussed plans for dealing with the pandemic going forward.

“In terms of Washington and what we’re going to do when we go back next week, we’ll probably look at another cares packages where we’re looking at probably helping schools, businesses and folks that are still unemployed,” Capito said. “Also look at helping our cities, counties, states and whoever else might have fallen through the cracks. There are still a lot of people who can’t go back to work, and we need to look out for those folks.”

Capito is on the committee that is working to fund the development of a vaccine, and hopes to have something on board by January 2021.