West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice named Clay Marsh, MD, West Virginia University’s vice president and executive dean for Health Sciences, the state’s COVID-19/Coronavirus Czar during a press conference at the Capitol Complex in Charleston on Thursday, March 26.
“I have solicited WVU, and they have agreed to loan us the services and expertise of Dr. Clay Marsh, so I am appointing him as our COVID-19/Coronavirus Czar,” Gov. Justice said. “Dr. Marsh has done an incredible job, as have all the members of our team, to guide us through this challenging time and him coming on board full-time adds one more layer of experience and knowledge.”
Marsh was asked to take this role, supported by West Virginia University, to coordinate activities related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.