West Virginia Week in Review - April 3, 2021

4/3/2021

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Governor holds prayer, moment of silence to commemorate one-year anniversary of West Virginia’s first COVID-19-related death
During his briefing Monday, Gov. Justice noted that it marked the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19-related death recorded in West Virginia. In commemoration of this solemn day in West Virginia history and in honor of the 2,638 West Virginians who have passed away due to COVID-19 over the past year, Gov. Justice held a moment of silence and offered a prayer.
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Gov. Justice to hold summit with lawmakers on plan to repeal state income tax, hosts virtual town hall
Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that on Monday next week, he will be hosting a summit with several West Virginia legislators – including leaders of the majority and minority parties in both the West Virginia Senate and the West Virginia House of Delegates, as well as the chairs of the senate and house finance committees – to discuss how to best approach the repeal of the personal income tax.

The Governor’s summit will be held at the State Culture Center and is currently scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021.
On Tuesday, Gov. Justice hosted a virtual town hall to answer questions from the public on his proposal to repeal the state income tax.
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Gov. Justice: Over 1,000 health professional students from West Virginia’s colleges and universities to assist with vaccine rollout
On Friday, Gov. Justice announced that more than 1,000 health professional students from colleges and universities across the state have volunteered to help further bolster West Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout efforts. To date, more than 1,000 students from 32 health sciences programs across West Virginia have opted in to help with vaccination clinics throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Since March 17, 2021, the WV VACS Team has already deployed 112 students to assist with clinics.
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Gov. Justice announces West Virginia’s vaccine supply increasing to 72,000 weekly doses
On Wednesday, Gov. Justice announced that, beginning next week, West Virginia’s total weekly vaccine allocation from the federal government will increase from approximately 52,000 doses per week to approximately 72,000 doses per week. As part of the plan for the increased allocation of doses, the Governor announced that he has ordered the Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) to bolster vaccine delivery capabilities in the state’s Eastern Panhandle.
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Gov. Justice announces $27.4M revenue surplus for March
On Friday, Gov. Justice announced that West Virginia’s general revenue collections for the month of March 2021 came in at $27.4 million above estimates and 3.6% above prior year receipts, closing the books on yet another positive financial month, despite the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the state’s economy.
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Gov. Justice announces world’s first Toyota plant vaccination clinic held in West Virginia as vaccine distribution efforts expand
On Monday, Gov. Justice announced that, last weekend, West Virginia hosted the world’s first COVID-19 vaccination clinic onsite at a Toyota plant. The clinic was part of the West Virginia pandemic response leadership team’s ongoing efforts to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations across the state.
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Federal pharmacy partnership to further expand vaccine access
On Monday, Gov. Justice announced that Walmart and additional independent pharmacies would begin receiving doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week as part of the federal pharmacy partnership, allowing even more West Virginians to get vaccinated.
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West Virginia to be among first states in nation to offer vaccinations to family members of long-term care facility residents and staff
Gov. Justice announced Monday that West Virginia would be among the first states in the nation to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to family members and caregivers of residents and staff members at nursing homes and assisted living facilities as part of the vaccine plan for long-term care facilities.
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Gov. Justice attends groundbreaking ceremony for all-new Bluefield Area Transit bus transfer station
Gov. Justice took part in a groundbreaking ceremony Monday to celebrate the beginning of work on an all-new $2.6 million bus transfer station in Bluefield. The state-of-the-art facility will operate as the hub of the city’s Bluefield Area Transit (BAT) bus system. The local transportation network serves more than 200,000 annual passengers on routes in Mercer and McDowell counties.
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Gov. Justice announces winners of 2021 Almost Heaven Governor’s Art Exhibition
Gov. Jim Justice, along with West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History Curator Randall Reid-Smith, announced Tuesday the winners of this year’s Almost Heaven Governor’s Art Exhibition. Awards were given out to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in three divisions: Elementary School, Middle School, and High School.
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WVDOH announces winners of 20th annual Bridge Design and Build competition
The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) has announced the winners for the 20th annual West Virginia Bridge Design and Build Contest. The event was held on Saturday, March 27, 2021, and WVDOH was impressed by all 27 teams for their patience and diligence in competing virtually. 
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WVDNR announces Archery in the Schools State Tournament Winners
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources hosted the 16th Annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools State Tournament in a virtual format from March 25-27. Approximately 770 students from 51 schools participated in the competition. Each participant shot 30 arrows, 15 from 10 meters and 15 from 15 meters, with a maximum score of 300.
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Special afternoon concert to be held in place of annual Vandalia Gathering
The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History has made the decision to postpone the 2021 Vandalia Gathering in its traditional format. The annual Memorial Day event is the state’s celebration of the traditional arts, music, dance, stories, crafts, and food of West Virginia. In place of Vandalia’s three-day gathering, a special afternoon concert will take place on the north steps of the State Capitol in Charleston on Saturday, May 29, 2021, from 2-4 p.m.
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Also this week:

Gov. Justice signs Executive Order 11-21, concerning unemployment benefits

In accordance with President Biden’s proclamation, Gov. Justice orders all U.S. and State flags to be flown at half-staff through Tuesday, April 6

West Virginia WIC Awarded Grant from Council of State Governments

WV Chief Technology Officer nominated for national recognition of top leaders in state government

The West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program reminds drivers: Using your cell phone while driving is illegal

Take Me Home Transition Program Changes Eligibility to Help More West Virginians in Nursing Homes Move Home
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Jordan Damron, jordan.l.damron@wv.gov

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Charleston, WV 25305

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