As part of Cabell County’s preparation for the 2019 novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department has established a Joint Information Center (JIC) with community partners. The JIC is a virtual operation where public information staff with multiple agencies are coordinating and disseminating official, timely, accurate and consistent information to health-care providers and to the general public.
The following agencies are part of the JIC: Cabell-Huntington Health Department, Mountain Health Network, City of Huntington, Marshall University, Marshall Health, and Cabell County Schools.
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., the Cabell-Huntington Health Department and the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce will host an informational seminar to answer questions related to the potential impacts of the coronavirus. The event will occur in the Sister Celeste Auditorium at the St. Mary’s Highlawn Building, which is located at 2788 Collis Avenue in Huntington at the former Highlawn Baptist Church. Members of the media, public and Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has created an information hotline to address public and medical provider questions and concerns regarding the coronavirus. The hotline is being provided through a long-standing emergency preparedness partnership between DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health and the West Virginia Poison Center. Operators are available 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304 to provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.
Public Health Links
- Cabell-Huntington Health Department
- West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization