GUIDELINES FOR HOTSPOT COUNTIES TO BE RELEASED
Gov. Justice also announced that additional safety guidelines will be
released soon for the state’s 11 remaining COVID-19 “hotspot” counties –
which are areas subject to stricter measures to slow the spread of the
disease as deemed necessary by local health officials.
These remaining hotspots are Berkeley, Cabell, Harrison, Jackson,
Jefferson, Kanawha, Marion, Monongalia, Ohio, Wayne, and Wood counties.
“We’ve been in touch with all 11 and we’re continuing to get feedback
from our experts, from the counties, and from the people that are on the
ground with our health departments,” Gov. Justice said. “We want
everybody to come back online and we want to do as much as we possibly
can, as we do the baby steps instead of the running, but we are very
aware of the hotspot counties, their bordering outside-the-state
neighbors, and different issues they might have, so we’re going to try to
treat that appropriately.”