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Welcome to The Contractors Association of West Virginia

The CAWV represents over 450 businesses and 20,000 employees in the building, highway, industrial and utility contracting industries. Our members are “Hard at Work” building safe roads and bridges, modern schools and hospitals, and water and sewer infrastructure that increases the quality of life for all West Virginians. The CAWV is the state’s only full service organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the construction industry in West Virginia. The CAWV is one of the most respected trade organizations in the state, and for over 95 years has been a traditional leader of the business community in advancing legislative and public policy issues. We are “Hard at Work” building a better West Virginia.




 The Contractors Association of West Virginia serves its members, the construction industry and general public through communication, education, representation and promotion.




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Governor Jim Justice on Friday announced a new portal for easier access to the COVID-19 vaccine, effective January 29, 2021. Please read this entire email with important information about the changing registration and scheduling process for CAWV members, their employees and, now, their families.  You will no longer send the names of your employees over the age of 50 who want to receive a COVID vaccination to the CAWV. On Friday, West Virginia became the first state in the nation to launch an online COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system, available to the public through


Now, all West Virginians over the age of 16 who wish to receive the COVID vaccine can pre-register by creating an account through the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) pre-registration system. This system will be used in lieu of submitting contact information to the CAWV, and other similar associations, to assist employees in registering for a vaccination. Over 1,000 CAWV member employees have registered for vaccinations through the association.  The CAWV has been notified that even though these employees have registered through the VAMS program, they will still need to register independently on the DHHR site in order to increase their odds of being selected for a vaccination.


NEXT STEPS:  A flyer that you can share with each of your employees on how they are to register with the new WV COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System is available here. When pre-registering in the system, it is important that CAWV members and employees indicate they are in “construction” so they may be appropriately prioritized as the vaccine supply allows. Individuals can opt to receive regular communication updates on West Virginia’s vaccination process. The WV COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System allows people to select their preferences for communication through texts, email or voicemails over regular phone lines. The system offers West Virginians the ability to pre-register, receive real-time updates on vaccine availability and get notifications about available appointments to get vaccinated as supplies allow. It is still unknown what the timeline will be for completion of the vaccination process for the COVID-19 vaccine. Please make the DHHR pre-registration site available to all of your employees regardless of age. The pre-registration site has many useful aids and answers to many questions that may arise within your company.


PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM if you have already received your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. You will receive information about your second dose from the healthcare entity that administered the first dose and/or the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).


West Virginians who need assistance with registration for any reason should call the COVID-19 Vaccine Info Line for help at 1-833-734-0965. The call center is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The CAWV hopes members will be able to get all their employees vaccinated in the shortest time possible.  The Governor’s vaccination program has received national acclaim for getting more people vaccinated than any other state in the nation. Last week, West Virginia became the first state in the nation to put this kind of system in place statewide. Please contact Cheryl Clark at (304) 342-1166 or at if you have any questions on how to get your employees registered with the new program.




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Contractors Association of West Virginia

2114 Kanawha Blvd. E. Charleston, WV 25311 Phone 304.342.1166 Fax 304.342.1074