West Virginia Strong – The Comeback


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MONONGALIA COUNTY | BARS PERMITTED TO REOPEN WITH LIMITATIONS
(October 13, 2020​) All bars in Monongalia County are permitted to reopen, so long as these establishments follow all appropriate guidelines provided by state health experts. Any Monongalia County bar intending to reopen must implement all additional safety measures described in each of the following guidance documents: Supplemental Protocols for Reopening Monongalia County Bars and A Guide to Safely Opening Restaurants and Bars​The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration, working with state and local police, will increase their enforcement operations. Failure to adhere to the guidelines and these supplemental protocols will result in suspension of a restaurant’s or bar’s license to operate or its WVABCA license, as applicable, and/or other appropriate enforcement measures.

STATEWIDE | OUTDOOR LIVE CONCERTS & INDOOR CONCERTS BROADCAST TO VIRTUAL OR REMOTE AUDIENCE MAY RESUME
(October 5, 2020) All outdoor live music performances are permitted to resume. However, crowd sizes must be restricted to 25 percent of the venue’s full capacity or 250 individuals, whichever is less. Additionally, attendees must observe proper social distancing and will also be asked to wear face coverings at all times when social distancing cannot be maintained. Indoor live music performances with in-person crowds remain prohibited at this time. However, indoor performances that are broadcast to a virtual audience are allowed.

GOLD, ORANGE, AND RED COUNTIES | TRAVEL SPORTS PROHIBITED
(September 15, 2020) Travel sports teams are prohibited from participating in games, practices, or any other types of competition within counties designated as gold, orange, or red in the color-coded County Alert System map.​ This restriction does not apply to teams that play in defined, relatively small geographic areas, such as within a single county or a few counties in the state of West Virginia.

GOLD, ORANGE, AND RED COUNTIES | SOCIAL GATHERING LIMIT: 10 PEOPLE
(September 15, 2020) The limit for all purely social gatherings within counties designated as gold, orange, or red in the color-coded County Alert System​ map is currently 10 individuals. The limitation does not apply to any activity, business, or entity that has been deemed essential, such as religious services, weddings, or group meetings, conferences, or other special events held for essential businesses and operations, as defined by Executive Order 9-20, as amended.

GREEN AND YELLOW COUNTIES | SOCIAL GATHERING LIMIT: 25 PEOPLE
(July 14, 2020) The limit for all purely social gatherings within counties designated as green or yellow in the color-coded County Alert System map remains 25 individuals.​ The limitation does not apply to any activity, business, or entity that has been deemed essential, such as religious services, weddings, or group meetings, conferences, or other special events held for essential businesses and operations, as defined by Executive Order 9-20, as amended.​​

STATEWIDE | NURSING HOME VISITATION MAY RESUME BY COUNTY
(August 25, 2020) Visitation by the general public to any of West Virginia's nursing home facilities may resume in counties with low incidence rates of COVID-19. Each county is assigned a color status, based on the West Virginia County Alert System color-coded map (Click "County Alert System" tab). Visitation protocols may vary based on each county's color assignment.

STATEWIDE | FAIRS, FESTIVALS, INDOOR CONCERTS & SIMILAR EVENTS PROHIBITED
(July 14, 2020) All fairs, festivals, carnivals, or similar events, as well as all indoor concerts with live crowds in attendance, are prohibited.

STATEWIDE | INDOOR FACE COVERING REQUIREMENT
(July 7, 2020) All West Virginians age 9 and older are required to wear a face covering at all indoor public places where six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. For children ages 2 years old through 8 years old, face coverings are not required. However, it is recommended that parents or guardians use their best judgment as to when to assist their children, ages 2 through 8, with wearing a face covering. Under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, children younger than 2 years old, anyone who has trouble breathing, and anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance should not wear face coverings and are exempt from the face covering requirement. Face shields are an acceptable substitute for those with physical conditions that may cause them to be unable to properly wear a face covering.​

All following guidance documents have been updated to reflect Governor Justice's Statewide Indoor Face Covering Requirement​:

ACTIVE Reopening Guidance Documents

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