Greenbrier County Schools Provides School Meal Request Links And Phone Number

Request School Meals at http://ow.ly/P7Im50yRvVd or call 304-968-9519.

IMPORTANT SCHOOL MEAL UPDATE FOR GCS FAMILIES: Beginning Monday, March 23, Greenbrier County Schools will partner with the Greater Greenbrier Long-Term Recovery Committee to continue food distribution to students. Families can order meals each day by submitting an online form at http://ow.ly/XFzw50yRwB3 or by leaving a message at 304-968-9519. Please request each meal by 2 PM the day before it is needed. Meals can be picked up on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 12 - 1 p.m. at each of the 13 schools or one of the following community sites: Alvon United Methodist Church, MARVEL Center, Renick Fire Hall, or Williamsburg Community Center. Delivery also available. Wednesday's meal will include enough food to get through Sunday. Please be sure to complete the online form or leave a message at 304-968-9519 to request school meals. Subject to change at any time. Please follow us on Facebook @GreenbrierCountySchools or visit us at greenbriercountyschools.org for updates. Thank you!

Greenbrier County COVID-19 Task Force Updates Current Status

The Greater Greenbrier COVID-19 Task Force met via conference call on Friday, March 20, and reports the following information.

Health Department - No positive cases here yet, but cases are increasing across the state and nation. Approximately 20 tests have been administered in the county and all came back negative. Reminder that mass gatherings should be limited to 10 people.

Read more: Greenbrier County COVID-19 Task Force Updates Current Status

West Virginia Daily News Temporarily Suspends Print Edition

As the Greenbrier Valley prepares for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to pass, The West Virginia Daily News and Greenbrier Valley Ranger are also taking precautions.

Like many businesses, both the risk to public and employee health are a primary concern for the newspapers. In order to limit potential exposure, neither The West Virginia Daily News nor the Greenbrier Valley Ranger will be printing a physical edition after today, Friday, March 20.

The West Virginia Daily News and Greenbrier Valley Ranger are tentatively closing for at least two weeks. Both newspapers are currently planning in the midst of an uncertain economic future.

As Greenbrier Valley businesses and advertisers close to the public, this has an impact on the economics of the region and its news sources. The West Virginia Daily News is no exception; this situation is unprecedented and both the timeline and impact are uncertain.

These measures are being taken not to scare the public, but flatten the exposure curve, keep our employees and the public healthy, and ensure that The West Virginia Daily News continues once precautions are no longer necessary.

In order to reach the newsroom, email: editor @wvdailynews.net.

To keep up with the latest news, visit The West Virginia Daily News/Greenbrier Valley Ranger Facebook page or go to wvdailynews.net.

County Commission Declares Local Emergency

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission declared a state of emergency in Greenbrier County on Thursday, March 19, in order to keep necessary supplies and resources available to emergency responders.

"At this time we have no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus, but in order to get qualified for masks and other supplies our Office of Emergency Services needed the order," explained Commission President Lowell Rose in a social media post. "The County Commission held an emergency meeting with the Judges, Sheriff, and OES and the Commission released the order."

Read more in the Friday, March 20, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Hines Woman Arrested For Felony Child Neglect

By Bobby Bordelon

A Hines woman has been charged with felony child neglect with the risk of bodily injury after law enforcement found a nine-year-old autistic child outside in 37 degree weather at 2 a.m.

According to the criminal complaint, Corporal S.W. Hudnall and Lieutenent G.R. Workman were dispatched to Route 60 near Hines after a call was placed to 911 around 1:30 a.m. The caller described an "eight or ten" year old "was wearing only underwear and sandals and was screaming 'help' and 'fire.' The temperature outside at that time was 37 degrees."

Read more in the Friday, March 20, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier Physicians Remains Open For Care

By Bobby Bordelon

Greenbrier Physicians reached out to the Greenbrier Valley to announce they would remain open as preparations for COVID-19 are taken in the county.

"During the outbreak Greenbrier Physicians is still open to provide care and still meet your medical needs," said Rob Repass. "We're making changes and so forth to reduce hours just to make sure we're still here, but [we'll still be open] 8 [a.m.] to 4 [p.m.], Monday through Friday. ... People still need to get medications refilled, break their leg, sprain their ankle or whatever, we're still here for them."

Read more in the Friday, March 20, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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