West Virginia Strong – The Comeback


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MONONGALIA COUNTY | BARS CLOSURE LIFTED
(August 31, 2020) The countywide bar closure has been lifted. In order to reopen, such establishments must implement additional safety measures as described in the guidance document: Supplemental Protocols for Reopening Monongalia County Bars​.

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 | SOCIAL GATHERING LIMIT
(July 14, 2020) The limit for all purely social gatherings has been reduced to 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 | FAIRS, FESTIVALS, CONCERTS & SIMILAR EVENTS PROHIBITED
(July 14, 2020) All fairs, festivals, carnivals, or similar events, as well as all indoor or outdoor concerts, 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 (Listed Alphabetically)


 



Guidance for West Virginia businesses permitted to open in Week 1: April 30 – May 3

  • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • Elective medical procedures at hospitals as approved by West Virginia DHHR 
    • Daycares, provided that enhanced testing procedures are put in place
    • Outpatient health care operations regulated by Licensing Boards contained in WV Code Chapter 30​

Guidance for West Virginia businesses permitted to open in Week 2: May 4 – May 10


Guidance for West Virginia businesses permitted to open in Week 3: May 11 – May 17

Guidance for West Virginia businesses permitted to open in Week 4: May 18 – May 24

Note for lodging facilities: The executive order requiring out-of-state travelers to self-quarantine will be lifted in Week 4. In accordance with this change, additional guidance documents are available for hotels, motels, condo hotels, rental properties, and cabins.

Guidance for West Virginia businesses permitted to open in Week 5: May 25 – May 31


Guidance for West Virginia businesses permitted to open in Week 6: June 1 – June 7


Guidance for West Virginia businesses permitted to open in Week 7: June 8 – June 14


Guidance for West Virginia businesses permitted to open in Week 8: June 15 – June 21

  • No additional reopenings currently scheduled for Week 8


Guidance for West Virginia businesses permitted to open in Week 9: June 22 – June 28

 

Guidance for West Virginia businesses permitted to open in Week 10: June 29 – July 5

  • Wednesday July 1, 2020
    • Fairs, festivals, and similar events (Re-closed: July 14, 2020)
    • Outdoor open-air concerts​ (Re-closed: July 14, 2020​)
  

Additional guidance documents for various types of businesses and entities

 
 

Information archive

4-27 Information

4-27 Slide Deck (Unveiling The Comeback plan)
4-28 Slide Deck (Additional clarifications)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Contact

Office of the Governor
State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305

Office Phone:
304.558.2000 or 1.888.438.2731

Governor's Mansion:
304.558.3588

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