INDOOR MUSIC:The Governor signed an Executive Order that went into effect at midnight 3.25.2021 allowing live music indoors (yes, with vocals). All businesses must still follow social distancing guidance and the mask mandate. Patrons must be seated to the greatest extent possible. For more information on the latest guidelines and restrictions see the following web sites: The Comeback, Public Info
COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC - APRIL 7: All Jefferson County residents age 18+ and individuals that are 18 and older and work in Jefferson County are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are available for Wednesday, April 7th. If you are 18+ and a resident of Jefferson County or work in Jefferson County, register at https://vaccine.wvumedicine.org/Jefferson Please note that due to vaccine supply, you MUST register for vaccination in the county where you live or work. Please read the full instructions and register using a laptop or desktop computer.
COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS - STARTING APRIL 13TH: There will be multiple mass vaccination drive-thru clinics starting April 13th. Approximately 5,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered each day in the west parking garage at the Hollywood Casino. These clinics will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for four to six weeks. Appointments will be required for this event. Details on the registration process will be released later this week. Click here for a press release from WVU Medicine with more information. Click here to view a flyer for the event.
Boost (2nd) Dose Update:
For anyone who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Walgreens, you will be contacted by them for your 2nd dose. You will likely not be contacted sooner than 2 days prior to your due date. You must receive your boost dose from the same entity that gave you your first dose. We are only receiving boost vaccine for individuals we give first doses to.
Walgreens is no longer using the state system to schedule their appointments. Walgreens now has a web site for scheduling your appointments and we are told that you can use that site to schedule your boost dose as well. When searching for available appointments on their web site, enter the name of the city and the state, not the zip codes. The zip codes are not giving the correct locations.
If you received Pfizer, Walgreens is now giving 2nd doses of Pfizer 28 days after the first dose. If it is on or after 28 days since you received your first dose, you can try going to the same Walgreens to get an appointment for your 2nd dose.
NOTICE: Due to the increase in COVID cases in Jefferson County, the Town of Bolivar office will be open to the general public by appointment only. Please contact the Town of Bolivar office to set up an appointment or speak to a staff member. The town staff will be checking emails and phone messages to ensure that the daily operations of the town continue. If you need to contact Town Hall, you can call 304-535-2476 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mask Mandate: A new statewide indoor face covering requirement has been instated from the Governor's Office. Beginning Nov 14, a face covering must be worn at ALL TIMES in all public indoor places. This does not apply to children under the age of 9, those who have trouble breathing or are unable to remove the mask without assistance; it also does not apply while you are ACTIVELY consuming food or drink in a restaurant. For more information, please see the Governor's Office website.
Free COVID Testing: The state of West Virginia is partnering with Curative Labs to offer free COVID-19 testing via a self-administered oral swab. The testing is available to all individuals in Jefferson County, including those who are asymptomatic. Insurance is NOT required. For details on locations and times, please see the Health Dept website. Locations and times can also be found on the Curative website; appointments can be made to speed up the process, but are not required.
FDA Warning - Hand Sanitizer: FDA advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. To view a list of products manufactured by Eskbiochem, please click here.
Corona Virus Updates:
Harpers Ferry Water Works & PSD Announcement (Flyer: Link)
Jefferson County Schools Updates & Lunch Schedules (Website: Link)
Jefferson County Community Organizations Active in Disaster Info (PDF: Link)
Corona Virus - Small Business Aid: The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act 2020 (H.R. 6074) expanded the Small Business Act’s definition of a disaster to include Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, the SBA will be able to provide Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) under a Governor’s Certification Disaster Declaration. Please click on the links below for more information. Forms can be found on the SBA website.
Ogden Newspapers Business Fund: Eastern Panhandle businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Journal, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local marketing efforts through matching advertising dollars. To apply, please click here.
Attention - Appalachian Trail: On May 20, 2020, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy issued updated Guidelines for A.T. Day Hikers and Overnight Hikers. To view those guidelines, please click here. To view response and closure information from the ATC, please click here.
Bolivar/Harpers Ferry Library - Free WiFi: The Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library is following suit with many public libraries across the country and opening up their wifi for patrons without a password. People can use wifi 2301 and gain access from the main parking lot of the library if wifi is needed. Also picnic tables are set up and properly spaced for patrons. -- The Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library is now allowing patrons to "check out" internet hotspots, for internet usage at home! Please visit their Resources page for more information.
Facebook:The Town of Bolivar is now on Facebook! You will now be able to get news, alerts, and event information on your Facebook News Feed by joining our new 'Town of Bolivar WV' page. To visit the page, click here.
Sign up for Nixle Alerts: Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management now offers emergency alert notifications by text, email, Twitter, and Facebook through a product called Nixle. In order to sign up for these alerts go to https://local.nixle.com/register/ or text your zip code to 888777 and then text JCHSEM to the same number. There is no charge to sign up for Nixle services.