Welcome to the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department website. Our vision is to provide quality public health services to the communities in Calhoun, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt and Wood counties with dignity, respect and compassion.


There has been 3 confirmed cases of monkeypox in West Virginia. It does not spread as easily as respiratory diseases like COVID-19, and people with monkeypox in the current outbreak generally report having close, sustained physical contact with others who had monkeypox.
  • Symptoms: A flu-like illness with fever, headache, muscle aches, exhaustion and enlarged lymph nodes. A characteristic rash, like blisters or pimples, occurs a few days later.
  • Duration: The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks and usually ends without specific treatment.
  • If you have a new/unexplained rash or other symptoms, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Prevention: Wash hands with soap and water/use hand sanitizer. If you have monkeypox, isolate yourself from others. Disinfect cars/homes where infected spent significant time. Healthcare workers should use PPE when caring for patients.

From the CDC

More information on Monkeypox from the CDC can be found here.

Power Outage

There is a planned Mon Power outage in our area from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Environmental Health has safety tips for establishments with food here. Residents can also use these safety tips with their home refrigerators/freezers.

Upcoming MOVHD Community Events

Aug. 18: World Breastfeeding Celebration

Aug. 27 and Sept. 24: Step Up to a Healthy Life Class (seating is limited)

Sept. 17: Weather Spotter Training