COVID-19 UPDATE: Executive Order limiting restaurants and bars, closing casinos statewide
WV – Gov. Jim Justice issued an
Executive Order today, which is now in effect, formally directing all restaurants and bars in West
Virginia to limit service to carry out, drive-thru, and delivery operations only. The
Executive Order also mandates the closure of all casinos in West Virginia.
This order comes as the latest in a number of precautionary measures that are
being taken in the interest of protecting the public from the spread of novel
coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Click here to view the Executive Order
Restaurants with carry out, drive-thru, and delivery options will still be able to operate those services, even as
their dining rooms are temporarily closed.
The order officially went into effect early this morning, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 12
Gov. Justice announced that he would be issuing this Executive Order during a statewide address
at the Capitol in Charleston Tuesday evening. In his address, the Governor also
announced the state’s first positive case of COVID-19.
Latest DHHR COVID-19
testing numbers available here
For more information about COVID-19 prevention and more, call the State’s
toll-free hotline at 1-800-887-4304
or visit Coronavirus.wv.gov.
Jordan Damron, email@example.com