updated April 14, 2020

DHHR update on stimulus and unemployment payments

  1. Stimulus payments:

The personal tax rebate stimulus ($1200 per eligible tax filer; $500 per eligible child) shall be excluded as income/asset for 12 months. After the 12 month period, if the individual is over their asset limit, SNAP and WV WORKS can close. SNAP and WV WORKS recipients must report receipt of this stimulus.

  1. Unemployment income:

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance shall be treated the same as regular Unemployment Insurance Compensation (UCI). All income received from Unemployment must count as unearned income for SNAP and WV WORKS, including the $600 per week stimulus.

To find out more from WV DHHR visit – https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx

WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources:

March 20, 2020 updated



Travel-Associated Patient Monitoring

SOURCE: https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/health-dept.aspx

March 16, 2020 Testing Criteria Explained for West Virginia


The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is working to ensure that the public and medical providers understand the current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing criteria and the fact that supplies for such are not unlimited. Currently, COVID-19 testing is used in accordance with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  CLICK below to read more…


  • For a map of the number of cases, recoveries, deathes, and other details in WV and worldwide go to the website.


*NOTE: Now that COVID-19 testing is expanded and available through commercial laboratories and some hospitals, DHHR is only reporting those tests that have been processed through its state public health lab. All positive results obtained by commercial laboratories are reportable to DHHR and are included in the positive case counts.


  • An information hotline to address public and medical provider questions and concerns regarding COVID-19 has been established. Operators are available 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304 to provide accurate information about COVID-19 and the risk to the public.
  • A daily update is posted by DHHR regarding the number of cases of COVID-19 at www.coronavirus.wv.gov. For additional information, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/COVID19.

Contact Information

WV DHHR Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or 304-558-7899


RESOURCE: WV DHHR updates 4-13-2020