June 09, 2020

Manchin Listens To West Virginia Local Health Departments On COVID-19 Impact

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a call with local health departments across West Virginia on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their providers, receiving enough medical supplies, and caring for West Virginians through this global healthcare crisis.

“Our healthcare providers have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic since day one and continue to work diligently to provide their fellow West Virginians with quality care. Today I heard from local health departments across West Virginia about their concerns and issues as they address and respond to this ongoing pandemic,” Senator Manchin said. “I will continue to fight for our healthcare providers on the front lines to ensure they have the support they need to care for West Virginians during this pandemic. No provider should go without the help they need and every patient should receive the quality care they deserve.”

“Local health departments are in dire straits as a result of demands of the Coronavirus. We need help from our federal leaders as we chart our way through this pandemic and we appreciate speaking with Senator Manchin on this issue,” said Boyd Vanhorn President of the West Virginia Association of Local Health Departments and Administrator for the Grafton -Taylor Health Department. “Senator Manchin has always been a local health champion and we have always counted on his leadership.”

Over the last two months, Senator Manchin has participated in calls with West Virginians representing the healthcare, banking, press, law enforcement, local government, education and business communities.