“Nursing homes have been a critical area that we’ve been focused on from
day one. The President and the Vice President have said we have always
known that the nursing homes are the most vulnerable,” Administrator
Verma said to Gov. Justice. “You’ve been one of the first states to do
the testing in each of the nursing homes, which is absolutely critical.
You’ve been a model for a lot of other states and we hope to share some
of your best practices with the rest of the country.”
“I think it’s just phenomenal what you’ve done here,” Secretary Perdue
said to Gov. Justice. “Leadership does matter.
“I think it’s a testament to, not only to your leadership, but to the
people of West Virginia to follow that and see the results,” Secretary
Perdue continued. “I’m happy to be here to see the details.”
“The Governor and his team, General Hoyer, Dr. Marsh, and many others,
have done a great job for the state, figuring out how to act, what to do,
and how to best protect,” Senator Capito said. “Once we saw our numbers
become manageable, success breeds success, and we found out that what we
were doing was really beginning to work.”
“Your team has been incredible. What you’ve done since January has been
wonderful,” Congresswoman Miller told the Vice President, adding: “We are
team players in West Virginia. West Virginians do work together.
“I think the brilliance of what the Governor has done with the new system
that he’s doing with implementing our schools, is you’re giving the
schools and the students responsibility,” Congresswoman Miller continued.
“You’re letting them know that their behavior is very important.”
“I thank you, Mr. Vice President, for coming to West Virginia again. Your
administration has shown West Virginia more attention and support than, I
think, any previous administration,” Congressman Mooney said, adding:
“Our Governor has come up with a system that works for West Virginia. I
appreciate that we have a Governor that we can talk to.”
Gov. Justice wrapped up the briefing with final remarks.
“West Virginia has been a model in a lot of ways,” Gov. Justice said.
“We’ve done the right things here. We have stayed together. I could never
be more proud of what the people of West Virginia have done. But we could
never have done this without the Trump team and all the work everybody
“We’re going to win this battle,” Gov. Justice continued. “We’re going to
get across this finish line.”