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School board adopts Health Department mask guidance; more than 80 students quarantined, sick or being tested

September 15, 2021

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board voted to require universal indoor face coverings for students, staff and visitors on Morgan County Schools properties and buses when levels of community transmission rise to substantial or high. This is as determined by the 7-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases per the Morgan-Berkeley County Board…

Berkeley Springs Northside work celebrated

September 15, 2021

“It’s been a long time coming” by Trish Rudder About 50 people attended the North Berkeley Rail Trail (NBRT) celebration on Friday, September 10 to applaud the remediation of the trailhead – cleanup of the contaminated land parcel north of the Berkeley Springs Train Depot. The parcel of less than one-half acre had to be…

Berkeley Springs nursing home has large COVID-19 outbreak

September 14, 2021

by Kate Evans There has been a recent large outbreak of COVID-19 cases at the Stonerise Healthcare Berkeley Springs Center, according to the Stonerise Healthcare website and the West Virginia Department of Health and Resources (DHHR) COVID-19 websites. The Stonerise Healthcare website lists their Berkeley Springs Center as having 28 patients positive for COVID-19 as…

Face masks required in schools this coming week

September 10, 2021

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools students, staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks again this coming week – the week of September 13 – since Morgan County community COVID-19 transmission levels remain at a high level. The weekly total of new COVID-19 cases for the week of September 3 to September…

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