Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard, issued a statement concerning the Guard’s current preparations in response to Coronavirus.
Governor Jim Justice has directed the West Virginia National Guard to provide the appropriate level of support to this ongoing situation, as they have done in all previous state emergencies. The West Virginia Guard stands ready to respond to the needs of our state. The West Virginia National Guard Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy at Camp Dawson in Preston County, will remain open during the statewide school closure, as students live and attend the school at Camp Dawson, and therefore do not come in contact with the general population. There are currently no changes to the access of West Virginia National Guard facilities across the state. The Child Development Center located at Joint Forces Headquarters in Charleston, will remain open.