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11/16/2020 - MetroNews by: Brad McElhinny
CHARLESTON, WV - Gov. Jim Justice announced a flurry of executive orders on Friday aimed at holding the coronavirus pandemic at bay — ramping up a mask mandate, declaring an extra few days of Thanksgiving break for students and delaying winter sports for schools.

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11/16/2020 - WVNews by: Jessica Kirkpatrick
WESTON, WV - Avah Stalnaker, chief executive officer of Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, plans to retire at the end of this month after more than four decades of service with the hospital system.

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11/16/2020 - The Exponent Telegram by: JoAnn Snoderly
CLARKSBURG, WV - Unprecedented increases in COVID-19 cases across the United States have people once again fearing the impacts of rising hospitalizations on the nation’s health-care institutions. Industry leaders and state officials in West Virginia are eying these increases and making preparations for the worst as they hope for the best.

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11/13/2020 - Kaiser Health News by: Liz Szabo
WASHINGTON, DC - Dr. Megan Ranney has learned a lot about COVID-19 since she began treating patients with the disease in the emergency department in February.

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11/13/2020 - The Hill by: Peter Sullivan
WASHINGTON, DC - A top association for labs conducting coronavirus testing warned on Thursday that some labs could soon exceed their capacity and have to increase wait times for test results.

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11/13/2020 - Modern Healthcare by: Ginger Christ
WASHINGTON, DC - Nurses allege that U.S. hospitals don't have basic infection control and prevention measures in place as they face another surge of COVID-19 cases, this time during flu season.

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11/13/2020 - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC - With a COVID-19 vaccine drawing closer, public health officials across the country are gearing up for the biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history — a monumental undertaking that must distribute hundreds of millions of doses, prioritize who's first in line and ensure that people who get the initial shot return for the necessary second one.

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