Dozens of people line up for free COVID-19 testing in Morgan County

by KATE SHUNNEY At least three dozen people had already passed through screening and testing areas by 10 a.m. today, Friday, May 29, as two days of free testing for COVID-19 opened  to the general public at Warm Springs Middle School in Berkeley Springs. The testing takes place until 4 p.m. today and continues on Saturday, May 30 from…

School board adopts $29.9 million budget for 2021

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board adopted their proposed total $29,998,331 Fiscal Year 2021 budget at their Tuesday, May 19 meeting, pending approval by the West Virginia Board of Education.  A public hearing on the budget was held at the meeting before its adoption.  No members of the public offered any comments. School…

Morgan COVID-19 cases low, more tests expected

by Kate Evans State testing data says Morgan County has had 17 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, with one probable case and 16 local residents recovered from the respiratory disease.  There have been no deaths from coronavirus in the county. Berkeley County now has 276 COVID-19 cases as of Monday May 25, with six deaths, 10 probable…

School board discusses fall school reopening options, approves charter school policy

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools Superintendent Kristin Tuttle said last week that the county’s six schools are preparing for a continuation of distance learning in the fall if needed. Officials are preparing contingency plans for three different options: a normal school start, a blended option and a virtual option, depending on what’s happening with…

Free COVID-19 testing set for Morgan County this Friday and Saturday

Free COVID-19 testing in Morgan County has just been announced by the West Virginia DHHR. Testing will take place at Warm Springs Middle School on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Warm Springs Middle School is located at 271 Warm Springs Way in Berkeley Springs. Here is the…

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