How COVID-19 Testing In W.Va. Has Changed And Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, Gov. Jim Justice announced on June 2 that West Virginia would significantly scale back COVID-19 community testing programs. This led to concerns both in the general public and in the medical community that the next wave of COVID-19 cases would catch the state by surprise. But as Chris Schulz reports, even with the rise of the highly infectious BA.5 variant, that hasn’t been the case.

Also, in this show, Afie Jurvanen performs under the name Bahamas, and has released several albums of distinct, laid-back pop-rock. Our Mountain Stage Song of the Week, titled “Trick to Happy” is featured on his latest release, Sad Hunk.

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