Health Updates

Local health officials urge residents to pre-register for vaccinations

TAYLOR COUNTY—During the Friday morning COVID-19 update call, local health officials reported that vaccination efforts have reached a new level here in the county. ... more

The Grafton Taylor County Health Department announces county’s 21st Covid-19 related death

(February 13, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s twenty-first confirmed death related to the coronavirus disease ... more

Taylor County seeing positive trends in battle with COVID-19

TAYLOR COUNTY—For the first time in months, numbers are looking better in Taylor County, but local health officials urge residents to stay the course in their fight against COVID-19.... more

Taylor County goes green in COVID battle

TAYLOR COUNTY—For the first time in months, Taylor County has moved back into a green category on the WV DHHR County Alert System map.... more

Taylor County reports 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29 added to Recovered – bringing the total count to 771

(February 8, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 765th thru 771st new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 5 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – bringing the total count to 764

(February 4, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 760th thru 764th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 7 days – bringing the total count to 759

(February 2, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 724th thru 759th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

The Grafton Taylor County Health Department announces county’s 18th Covid-19 related death

(January 26, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s eighteenth confirmed death related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a 77-year-old female Taylor County resident. ... more

Taylor County reports 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 4 days – bringing the total count to 723

(January 26, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 697th thru 723rd new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – bringing the total count to 696

(January 22, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 684th thru 696th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 5 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – bringing the total count to 683

(January 21, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 679th thru 683rd new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – bringing the total count to 678

(January 20, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 675th thru 678th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

The Grafton Taylor County Health Department announces county’s 16th Covid-19 related death

(January 19, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s sixteenth confirmed death related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a 71-year-old male ... more

Taylor County reports 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today – bringing the total count to 657

(January 15, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 648th thru 657thnew positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

The Grafton Taylor County Health Department announces county’s 15th Covid-19 related death

(January 15, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s fifteenth confirmed death related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving an 89-year-old male Taylor County resident. ... more

Recent outbreak adds positive cases to county’s COVID count

TAYLOR COUNTY—Although the positive COVID-19 case count continues to rise in the county, health officials have seen some improvement in the positivity rate of infection for residents and are working to continue to diminish the spread of the virus. ... more

Taylor County reports 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today – bringing the total count to 647

(January 14, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 638th thru 647th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

The Grafton Taylor County Health Department announces county’s 14th Covid-19 related death

(January 14, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s fourteenth confirmed death related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)... more

Taylor County reports 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today – bringing the total count to 637

(January 13, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 634th thru 637th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

Taylor County reports 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday – bringing the total count to 616

(January 9, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer Saturday announced the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 613th thru 616thnew positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. ... more

Taylor County reports 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the last 4 days – bringing the total count to 612

(January 8, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that during the last 4 days, the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 560th thru 612th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.... more

GTCHD to distribute vaccine to those over age of 80

GRAFTON— According to officials with the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department (GTCHD), on Monday, January 4, the department will begin offering the Moderna COVID Vaccine to members of the general public who are age 80 and above only. The recipient must also reside in Taylor County.... more

Outbreak at sheriff’s department addressed by officials

TAYLOR COUNTY—As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Taylor County, two new outbreaks have been announced by health officials with the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department.... more

Health officials concerned with potential spread of COVID this Christmas

TAYLOR COUNTY—County health officials are urging caution concerning gatherings over the Christmas holiday, as the county’s positive COVID-19 case count continues to rise, and more residents fall victim to the potentially deadly disease.... more

Taylor County reports 22 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today – bringing the total count to 435

(December 18, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 414th thru 435th 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 Friday, December 18, 2020, the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department issued the following numbers for Taylor County Coronavirus testing :... more

Taylor County officials discuss current COVID pandemic issues

TAYLOR COUNTY—A rise in COVID-19 cases caused schools to close down, and students to learn remotely this past week. And while school officials are hopeful that in-person learning will resume on Monday, the decision will not be officially made until the West Virginia Department of Education releases their color metric map at 5:00 p.m., today.... 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 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

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