UDPATE: More church members tests positive for COVID-19

UPDATE: (Monday, June 15, 2020 at 12 pm) GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A church in Greenbrier County is reporting more cases of COVID-19.

Graystone Baptist Church is reporting an outbreak of COVID-19.  On Saturday, 17 people had tested positive, but as of today, 28 now have tested positive for COVID-19.

Gov. Jim Justice made the announcement during his press briefing.


GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Graystone Baptist Church located in Ronceverte, WV, has had an outbreak of COVID 19.

So far, there have been 17 people that have tested positive with many other tests pending. The church leadership is working with the health department to ensure all people exposed have been contacted and verified.

The National Guard will be disinfecting the church, and church services have been discontinued at this point until further notice.

The health department encourages all those who are having symptoms or feel as if they have been exposed to be tested. And also continue to advise everyone to practice social distancing, good hygiene, and wearing masks while in public.

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