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Marshall Co. Health Department Expected to Reopen Doors

Photo by Scott McCloskey – The Marshall County Health Department building in Moundsville is expected to reopen its doors this morning, once again admitting walk-in clients after being closed for two weeks after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 14.

MOUNDSVILLE — Two weeks after an employee at the Marshall County Health Department tested positive for COVID-19, the office is once again allowing walk-ins.

On Sept. 14, health officials announced that an employee had been found to have COVID-19, and several others inside the department had direct contact with that employee.

As a result, the doors were locked to walk-ins, and meetings with clients were by appointment only.

The health department was expected to reopen its doors this morning, once again admitting walk-in clients.

Threat Preparedness Director Mark Ackermann said the infected staffer was still in isolation as of Friday, and those who came in contact with them have been cleared.

“You couldn’t just walk up and go through the front door,” he said. “In the interest of public safety, we needed to know when someone’s walking in, because everyone down here is classified as essential (workers). If we had somebody walking in, we wanted to ensure those that were classified as being in direct contact were not in contact with those folks.”

All clinical services will continue to require appointments. Flu clinics will be held on Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information contact the Marshall County Health Department at 304-845-7840.

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