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June 18, 2021

With Latest Infusion of Federal COVID Aid, Lots of Possibilities and Pressure for West Virginia Communities

Mountain State Spotlight, Beckley Register-Herald – Shepherdstown Mayor Jim Auxer is proud to point out that, even throughout the pandemic’s worst months and the challenges they presented, his town managed to maintain its services and keep on all its government workers. Read the full article.

Auxer estimates Shepherdstown lost a couple hundred thousand dollars in revenue due to the pandemic, but he credited federal relief money for helping keep the town whole. 

West Virginia received $1.25 billion from the CARES Act in April 2020, and set aside $265 million of that  for local governments. Auxer said it helped cover COVID-19 related expenses like personal protective equipment, cleaning materials and employee overtime hours. 

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