Health Updates

Grafton Taylor County Health Department announces the county’s 9th Covid-19 related death

(November 25, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s ninth confirmed death related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a 75 year-old male Taylor County resident.... more

Taylor County reports 8 additional new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today

November 25, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 254th through 261rst new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Ten additional COVID cases reported

GRAFTON—Taylor County reports 10 additional new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 253 – (Not including 27 probable cases) 47 Active, 198 Recovered, & 8 Deaths.... more

Taylor County reports 3 additional new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 243

(November 23, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 241st through 243rd new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 4 additional new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 240

(November 20, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 237th through 240th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 9 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 236

(November 21, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 228th through 236th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 7 additional new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 227

(November 20, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 221st through 227th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County COVID-19 cases continue to increase daily

TAYLOR COUNTY—During the Friday morning Coronavirus update call, county health officials shared their concerns of gatherings of families during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, as positive COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise in the area. ... more

Taylor County reports 9 additional new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 220

(November 19, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 212th through 220th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 2 additional new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 211

November 18, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 210th and 211th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 6 additional new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 209

(November 17, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 204th; 205th; 206th; 207th; 208th; and 209th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 2 additional new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 203

(November 16, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 202nd and 203rd new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 4 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 197 – (18 probable) 25 Active, 164 Recovered, & 8 Deaths

(November 13, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed four new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 2 new confirmed case of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 183 – 15 probable, 18 Active, 157 Recovered, & 8 Deaths

(November 11, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 182nd and 183rd new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 2 new confirmed case of COVID-19 today and 1 probable moved to confirmed, bringing the total count to 181 – 15 probable, 16 Active, 157 Recovered, & 8 Deaths

(November 11, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 179th and 180th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

COVID-19 Update from the health dept.

TAYLOR COUNTY—As of press time on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department issued the following numbers for Taylor County Coronavirus testing:... more

Taylor County reports 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 178 - 13 Active, 157 Recovered, & 8 Deaths.

(November 10, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 178thnew positive case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident.... more

Taylor County reports 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 177

(November 9, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 176th and 177th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Outbreak at Leer Mine

TAYLOR COUNTY—With a recent upturn in positive COVID-19 cases for the county, the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department (GTCHD) has reported that a local business, that helps power the nation, had been impacted.... more

Taylor County reports 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 174 - 12 Active, 154 Recovered, & 8 Deaths

(November 6, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 174th new positive case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident.... more

Taylor County reports 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 173 - 11 Active, 154 Recovered, & 8 Deaths

(November 5, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 172nd and 173rd new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 171 - 11 Active, 152 Recovered, & 8 Deaths

November 4, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 169th 170th and 171st new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

COVID-19 numbers increase in Taylor County

TAYLOR COUNTY—After several days of reporting no new positive cases of COVID-19 for Taylor County, the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department reported nine new cases in just over one week. ... more

Taylor County reports 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 168 - 8 Active, 152 Recovered, & 8 Deaths

(November 3, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 167th and 168th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 165 - 5 Active, 152 Recovered, & 8 Deaths

(October 31, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 165thnew positive case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident. ... more

Taylor County reports 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 164 - 4 Active, 152 Recovered, & 8 Deaths

(October 30, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 163rd and 164thnew positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 162 - 4 Active, 150 Recovered, & 8 Deaths

(October 27, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 161st and 162nd new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19, bringing the total count to 160 - 4 Active, 148 Recovered, & 8 Deaths

Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 160th new positive case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident.... more

Taylor County reports 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 159 - 7 Active, 144 Recovered, & 8 Deaths

(October 21, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 159th new positive case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident. ... more

GTCHD works to ensure patient privacy as COVID cases are announced

TAYLOR COUNTY—After what seemed to be a short lull in the announcement of positive cases of COVID for Taylor County, the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department reported multiple cases over the past couple of days.... more

Taylor County reports 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 today

(October 19, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 157th new positive case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident. ... more

Taylor County reports 1 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today

TAYLOR COUNTY--Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 151st new positive case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident.... more

GTCHD offering free flu vaccines in conjunction with free COVID testing

TAYLOR COUNTY—During the weekly COVID-19 update call, health officials were happy to report that as of Friday morning, the county had not had any new positive cases to report. ... more

Taylor County reports 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 147 - 16 Active, 123 Recovered, & 8 Deaths

GRAFTON— Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer announced today, Tuesday October 6, that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 147th new positive case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Taylor County resident.... more

Taylor County reviewing and retesting those cases that were announced yesterday

TAYLOR COUNTY--(October 1, 2020), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department is reviewing and retesting 19 of the 21 positive cases announced yesterday, September 30, 2020.... more

Taylor County reports 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total count to 140

TAYLOR COUNTY--Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 139th and 140th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Drivers reminded to be cautious in and around school zones

TAYLOR COUNTY—Back to School time is right around the corner, and while families are preparing for the new academic year, there is one thing they can do that will have a big impact.... more

AB men’s volleyball welcomes 2020 recruiting class

Chuck Shoemaker and the Battlers Men's Volleyball welcome seven incoming freshmen to their 2020 class at Alderson Broaddus.... more

The History of Taylor County: Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-Nine

The Eleventh congressional district of which Taylor County was part met in the court house May 23,1902, at the call of Ira E. Robinson, chairman of the Republican county committee, who called the meeting to order and briefly stated the object of the meeting was selected delegates to the second congressional district convention at Martinsburg, June 5.... more

COVID-19 UPDATE: Gov. Justice says West Virginia still trending the right way on minimizing COVID-19 cases

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice joined State health leaders at the Capitol Complex in Charleston yesterday for a virtual press briefing to once again update the public on the many measures... more

Mon Health System hospitals and facilities suspending all non-essential treatments

MORGANTOWN, WV – Mon Health System Hospitals and facilities, including Grafton City Hospital, has suspended all non-essential treatments in order to safeguard its patients and staff and support a community response to the coronavirus outbreak. ... more

Monongalia County has its first diagnosed case of COVID-19

MORGANTOWN—Monongalia County has its first diagnosed case of COVID-19, Dr. Lee B. Smith announced Thursday evening.... more