The Greenbrier Hosting 2020 World TeamTennis Season

The Greenbrier is proud to announce that the entire 2020 World TeamTennis season will be held at the tennis facilities at America’s Resort.

The 2020 World TeamTennis season will showcase a 63-match regular season over 19 consecutive days from July 12-30, with the WTT Playoffs to follow. The semifinals will be held on August 1, with the finals taking place on August 2. The top four teams from WTT’s single-division standings advance to the WTT Playoffs.

Three matches per day will be played at Center Court at Creekside, The Greenbrier’s state-of-the-art 2,500-seat outdoor stadium. An indoor court will be used in the case of inclement weather. The matches are scheduled for 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. each day. All of WTT’s 2020 regular season and playoff matches will be televised or live-streamed on media partners CBS, CBS Sports Network, Tennis Channel, ESPN+ and/or WTT.com, the league’s official website.

Latest COVID-19 Numbers In Atlantic County

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of nine more elderly Atlantic County residents, all of whom had pre-existing conditions and eight of whom resided in long-term care facilities, according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health. County health officials also reported 44 new cases among 22 men, ages 19-97 and 22 women, ages 25-91. Atlantic County will continue to provide COVID-19 testing on Thursday, May 21 for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription. Atlantic County has tested a total of 1,342 residents at its drive-through test sites with 26% being confirmed positive.

Free Drive-Up WiFi Locations Announced Around Greenbrier County Schools

Countrymen has installed drive-up, free wi-fi at a few parking lots within our service area including
The State Fairgrounds in Fairlea (the paved parking lot near the tunnel), Alumni Park parking lot in
Alderson, and Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Dept. parking lot. The services will be available from 8am
to 7pm. In order to keep the drive-up service available, users need to follow the state’s guidelines
for social distancing and stay in vehicles. Parking vehicles in the direction of the wi-fi device will
allow better signal. The service will turn off promptly at 7pm.

Health Department Seeking, Accepting Home-Sewn Masks

Greenbrier County Health Department has collected over 250 beautiful masks for our healthcare community but MANY MORE ARE NEEDED. Donations are gratefully accepted at Greenbrier County Health Department or designated United Way locations across the county.

Task Force Addresses Public Health And Business

The Greater Greenbrier COVID-19 Task Force met Wednesday via conference call and discussed public health. WalMart, Kroger, & Dollar General are now offering senior hours for shopping. At WalMart, it’s 6-7am on Tuesdays. At Kroger, it’s 7-8am on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. At Dollar General, the first hour the store is open is devoted to seniors. Workers may begin wearing masks just to be safe. In terms of testing, new rapid testing has been requested here and we hope to receive some in the next few weeks. Any rapid testing that is received will be given to the hospital. West Virginia’s peak for COVID19 cases is expected in late April. Out of 160 total tests in Greenbrier County, 66 are confirmed negative, 4 are confirmed positive, and 90 are pending.

Task Force Meets To Talk School, Other Issues

The Greater Greenbrier COVID-19 Task Force met Wednesday via conference call and one of the issues discussed were schools. Plans are being made by local school leadership about how the rest of the year may unfold. They are meeting via phone weekly. GGLTRC and GCS will continue providing a distribution network. Next week, meals will continue to be distributed at all elementary schools, as well as Renick, Williamsburg, Marvel, & Alvon serve as distribution sites. Bus drivers are running their routes for deliveries. The National Guard previously assigned to assist with student meals has been reassigned.

Ambulance Crew In Beckley Under Quarantine

In Beckley, the crew of a Jan Care vehicle that unknowingly came into contact with coronavirus when they transported a patient for an entirely unrelated medical emergency, are now under quarantine. According to the company, the patient the four transported has since been diagnosed with COVID-19. The patient was tested for COVID-19 at the hospital, and two days later the results came back positive.The company also says moving forward, its crews will wear masks for any call they go on.

Greenbrier County Confirms First COVID-19 Case

Greenbrier County has confirmed its first case of COVID-19. The person under investigation had known risk factors related to travel and has been under quarantine since returning home. This patient was symptomatic but is recovering at home with supportive measures. Health officials say they along with medical providers are continually monitoring this fluid situation. They’re also reaching out to see about anyone else who may have come in contact with the individual.

Emergency Services Discussion In Monroe County

This year’s emergency services funding up for discussion by Monroe County Commissioners. At a Wednesday meeting, first responders and others turned out to talk abou expenses for ambulances and emergency care and the best ways to provide that care. What comes next is the bidding process in which a bid packate will go out to see which companies can offer what in terms of the mission.

Plea Deal In Greenbrier County Murder Case

A plea deal in a Greenbrier County murder case this week. Edwood G. Reyes-Cortijo plead “not guilty by reason of mental illness, but guilty to murder in the first degree in regard to the facts. The plea in Greenbrier County Circuit Court is connection with the March 2nd, 2017 stabbing death of his roommate Bradley Morales-Andrades. In October of that year, Reyes-Cortijo, was indicted for his murder.