West Virginia's Response to COVID-19

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Since the first cases of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were confirmed in the United States, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has taken the following actions:


1/30/2020 Gov. Justice steps up state-level awareness of outbreak; the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) begins including COVID-19 information in its daily morning brief to state, county and local emergency officials.


2/25/2020 At Gov. Justice’s direction, DHSEM launches COVID-19 resource page for county and local emergency management agencies and first responders.


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​ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

CORONAVIRUS.WV.GOV

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2/26/2020 Gov. Justice urges the DHHR to prepare for potential spread of COVID-19.


2/27/2020 At Gov. Justice’s direction, DHHR launches coronavirus.wv.gov to keep the public and the media informed.


3/2/2020 Gov. Justice and DHHR Secretary Crouch participate in national call briefing.


3/4/2020 Gov. Justice meets with administration leaders, provides a briefing to the media.


3/4/2020 Gov Justice issues a State of Preparedness Proclamation.

 

3/7/2020 Gov. Justice and DHHR announce that COVID-19 testing can be done at the in-state lab.


3/9/2020 Gov. Justice participates in national call briefing with Vice President Mike Pence.


3/9/2020 Gov. Justice announces creation of toll-free information helpline (800 887-4304).

 

3/11/2020 Gov. Justice administration begins daily weekday press briefings.

 

3/12/2020 Gov. Justice restricts visitation​ to all West Virginia nursing homes.


3/12/2020 Gov. Justice announces state employee travel ban and basketball tournament cancellation.

 

3/13/2020 Gov. Justice directs WVNG to provide support; announces closure of West Virginia schools.


3/14/2020 Gov. Justice and WVDE issue updated guidance on school closures.


3/15/2020 Gov. Justice and Superintendent Clayton Burch announce 500 sites to feed children.


3/16/2020 Gov. Justice attends video conference call with President Donald J. Trump.

 

3/16/2020 Gov. Justice declares State of Emergency in West Virginia.

 

3/17/2020 Gov. Justice announces state’s first positive case of COVID-19.


3/17/2020 Gov. Justice announces closure of all restaurants and bars.


3/17/2020 Gov. Justice updates services provided by WV Bureau of Senior Services.

 

3/18/2020 Gov. Justice announces closure of gyms and recreation facilities.

 

3/18/2020 Gov. Justice requests WV ABCA temporarily suspends regulatory rule prohibiting bars and restaurants from providing beer and wine for off-premises consumption.

 

3/18/2020 Gov. Justice announces closure of regional DMV offices.

 

3/18/2020 Gov. Justice calls President Trump and secures his support.

 

3/18/2020 Gov. Justice orders cabinet secretaries to determine non-essential state employees that can work from home.

 

3/18/2020 Gov. Justice halts tours and non-business visits at the Capitol Complex.

 

3/18/2020 Gov. Justice and DHHR announce second confirmed case of COVID-19.

 

3/19/2020 Gov. Justice issues Executive Order providing unemployment benefits.

 

3/19/2020 Gov. Justice orders closure of barbershops, hair salons, and nail salons.


3/19/2020 Gov. Justice tests negative for COVID-19.

 

3/19/2020 Gov. Justice announces state purchase of 100,000 N95 surgical masks and 275 sets of highly protective suits.

 

3/19/2020 Gov. Justice issues Executive Order giving counties the flexibility to evaluate courthouse services.

 

3/19/2020 Gov. Justice announces additional positive COVID-19 test results.


3/20/2020 Gov. Justice orders closure of State Park Lodges, Hatfield McCoy Trail.

 

3/20/2020 Gov. Justice calls for increased blood donations.

 

3/20/2020 Gov. Justice issues Executive Order suspending several statutory regulations.

 

3/20/2020 Gov. Justice works with WV Tourism Office to launch interactive map of open restaurants.

 

3/21/2020 Gov. Justice holds statewide address urging West Virginians to follow guidelines.

 

3/23/2020 Gov. Justice issues Stay at Home Order for West Virginians.

         

3/23/2020 Gov. Justice announces Statewide Day of Prayer for March 25, 2020.

 

3/23/2020 Gov. Justice announces first community spread case of COVID-19.

 

3/23/2020 Gov. Justice announces work with WV National Guard and Department of Education to feed students.

 

3/23/2020 Gov. Justice announces closure of park cabins, restrooms.

 

3/23/2020 Gov. Justice orders additional suspension of several additional statutory regulations.


3/24/2020 Gov. Justice announces West Virginia facility to produce hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets.to potentially treat COVID-19.


3/24/2020 At direction of Gov. Justice, WV National Guard creates consolidated supply center with DHHR and DHSEM, to help ensure equipment needs between healthcare workers and emergency responders are being met.


3/24/2020 Gov. Justice issues proclamation declaring March 25 as Day of Prayer.


3/24/2020 Gov. Justice directed Workforce West Virginia and the WV Department of Commerce to step up assistance with new unemployment claims.


3/25/2020 Gov. Justice and religious leaders hold statewide Day of Prayer service.


3/25/2020 Gov. Justice helps lead AARP-WV tele-Town Hall with more than 5,000 attendees.


3/25/2020 Gov. Justice directs that the ongoing closure of all schools statewide be extended for at least three-and-a-half more weeks.


3/25/2020 Gov Justice announces he is waiving all interest and penalties on property tax filings until Friday, May 1, and calls for extending West Virginia income tax filing and payment deadline until Wednesday, July 15.


3/26/2020 Gov Justice names Dr. Clay Marsh, Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences at WVU, as West Virginia’s COVID-19/Coronavirus Czar.


3/26/2020 Gov. Justice extends free fishing days for another month, to April 24.


3/26/2020 Gov. Justice speaks directly with President Trump during teleconference about medical supplies and federal assistance for West Virginia.


3/26/2020 Gov. Justice announces a month of free fishing, extending the license waiver until April 24.


3/26/2020 Gov Justice signs Executive Order suspending statutory provisions regulating the dates by which taxes must be paid and filed.


3/27/2020 Gov. Justice orders State Emergency Operations Center to full activation.


3/27/2020 Gov. Justice and the W.Va. Department of Environmental Protection announce that DEP continues to enforce all applicable rules and regulations amid COVID-19 pandemic.


3/29/2020 Gov. Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice issue statement after learning of first West Virginians to pass away from COVID-19.


3/30/2020 Gov. Justice again speaks with President Donald J. Trump during a COVID-19 teleconference.


3/30/2020 Gov. Justice issues an Executive Order closing State Park campgrounds and requiring out-of-state residents from areas with substantial community spread to self-quarantine while in West Virginia, for 14 days, unless conducting essential business or activities.


3/31/2020 Gov. Justice issues an Executive Order closing all private campgrounds to new out-of-state arrivals.


3/31/2020 Gov. Justice issues an Executive Order prohibiting elective medical procedures.


3/31/2020 Gov. Justice issues an Executive Order suspending additional health regulations identified as preventing the state from best coping with the emergency.


4/1/2020 Gov. Justice issues an Executive Order moving the primary election to June 9.


4/1/2020 Gov. Justice issues an Executive Order suspending regulations relating to tax deadlines and methods of payment.


4/2/2020 Gov. Justice and the W.Va. Department of Education announce new TV programming to aid the remote education of school children.


4/3/2020 Gov. Justice and state health leaders announce the first community cluster of COVID-19, in the state’s Eastern Panhandle.


4/3/2020 Gov. Justice and W.Va. Superintendent of Schools Clayton Burch announce that through the state Dept. of Education and county schools, 1 million meals have been provided to West Virginia children.


4/3/2020 Gov. Justice directs additional resources to WorkForce WV to assist with the processing of unemployment claims.


4/3/2020 Gov. Justice issues an Executive Order expanding the March 23 Stay at Home order in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties, adding provisions and granting broad authority to their local health departments.


4/3/2020 President Donald J. Trump grants Gov. Justice’s request for an expedited major disaster declaration for West Virginia.


4/3/2020 Gov. Justice and the W.Va. Department of Health and Human Resources provide additional guidance for hotels, motels and other lodging.


4/4/2020 Gov. Justice issues an Executive Order expanding the March 23 Stay at Home order in Harrison, Kanawha and Monongalia counties, adding provisions and granting broad authority to their local health departments.


4/4/2020 Gov. Justice and the W.Va. National Guard provide an update on the National Guard’s ongoing and considerable support of West Virginia’s COVID-19 response. Nearly 460 WVNG personnel are involved, up from the initial deployment of around 60 members on March 23.


4/6/2020 Gov. Justice reports that Workforce West Virginia, with assistance from the West Virginia National Guard, is now operating their call center 24/7 with additional personnel at various locations so that the phone calls and backlog of claims are being addressed.


4/6/2020 At the direction of Gov. Justice, the WV DHHR unveils its improved coronavirus information dashboard to keep the public updated with accurate data.


4/6/2020 Alongside Gov. Justice, COVID-19 Czar Dr. Clay Marsh indicates that new modeling being done by the University of Washington shows that the surge in West Virginia, once projected at around May 4 is now April 15 and that the number of projected deaths has changed from 500 to between 150-170.


4/7/2020 Gov. Justice updates progress of Workforce West Virginia officials regarding unemployment claims, with 28,500 claims being processed in one day and with Workforce prepared to begin distributing the additional $600 in federal unemployment compensation provided by the Cares Act.


4/7/2020 Gov. Justice updates public on testing numbers, announcing that, per capita, West Virginia is on pace with the national testing rate, with a much lower rate of positive tests.


4/7/2020 Gov. Justice reports that four patients and one employee have tested positive at Eastbrook Center Nursing Home in Charleston for COVID-19 with 69 testing negative and 52 other tests still pending.


4/7/2020 Alongside Gov. Justice, COVID-19 Czar Dr. Clay Marsh announces that officials are continuing to look at all contingencies and are preparing to handle patients in the state that need hospitalization for treatment of the coronavirus while making sure healthcare workers are outfitted with the appropriate protective gear.


4/7/2020 At the direction of Gov. Justice, WV DHHR officials announce that St. Francis Hospital in Charleston is being prepared as a “surge hospital” if needed for COVID-19 patients.


4/8/2020 Gov. Jim Justice issues an executive order on Wednesday to include Marion County, along with six other West Virginia counties, as designated areas where local Health Department officials have broader powers to tighten restrictions to prevent further spread of COVID-19 across the state.


4/8/2020 Gov. Justice encourages citizens to consider helping youths in foster care.


4/8/2020 Gov. Justice announced that Optum, a division of UnitedHealth (our PEIA benefits manager), is now offering an Emotional Support helpline that is available to all West Virginians who may be experiencing anxiety or stress due to the COVID-19 crisis.


4/8/2020 Gov. Justice announces that schools and career technical education centers are assisting in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic by donating more than 65,000 protective items to healthcare workers and first responders.


4/9/2020 Gov. Justice issues Executive Order mandating that all private and public golf courses take additional steps to ensure proper social distancing, permitting municipalities to delay local elections, and more.


4/9/2020 Gov. Justice urges all West Virginians to be aware of scam callers​ posing as members of the state Tax Department or IRS to take advantage of people during the pandemic.


4/9/2020 Gov. Justice and state health leaders unveil updates to the DHHR’s online COVID-19 dashboard, including expanded data and new information on patients who have tested positive. The Governor also announced that the dashboard will now be updated twice daily.


4/10/2020 Gov. Justice announces each of West Virginia’s 55 counties will receive a $100,000 grant to utilize at their discretion to reward “hero pay” for the various front line personnel and first responders involved in the fight against COVID-19.


4/10/2020 Gov. Justice announces grant funding will also be given to the West Virginia National Guard to issue $500 to each member that has been activated to serve during the pandemic.


4/10/2020 Gov. Justice writes a letter to President Donald J. Trump requesting the authority to use some of the $1.25 billion in funding from the federal CARES Act to put toward emergency responders and essential workers in West Virginia.


4/10/2020 Gov. Justice announces​ that 24 staff members from the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, five State Troopers, and 60 additional temporary employees are being hired to assist WorkForce West Virginia and the West Virginia National Guard in continuing to handle the massive number of unemployment claims that have been filed as a result of COVID-19.


4/10/2020 Gov. Justice issues an Executive Order​ to add Cabell, Wayne, Wood, and Ohio counties to the list of designated areas where local Health Department officials have broader powers to tighten restrictions to prevent further spread of COVID-19 across the state.


4/10/2020 Gov. Justice reassures residents of north central West Virginia that West Virginia University continues to move forward in the process of repurposing Fairmont Regional Medical Center, with plans to reopen as soon as possible.


4/10/2020 Gov. Justice announces that after receiving a letter from the West Virginia Healthcare Association, asking for access to more personal protective equipment (PPE), that the West Virginia National Guard and other State entities will be reaching out to see what level of assistance is possible to provide.


4/13/2020 Gov. Justice issues an Executive Order​ to add Jackson County to the list of designated areas where local Health Department officials have broader powers to tighten restrictions to prevent further spread of COVID-19 across the state.


4/13/2020 Gov. Justice announces that he has directed the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to issue a one-time, $500 payment to current recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), also known as WV WORKS, as part of the state’s ongoing response to COVID-19.


4/13/2020 Gov. Justice announces​ that the West Virginia National Guard has put together a mobile sanitizing trailer that can be deployed across the state to sanitize N-95 masks using FDA approved hydrogen peroxide vapors. This method can sanitize N-95 masks up to 20 times and we are able to process 1,500 masks every three hours.


4/13/2020 Gov. Justice announces that the West Virginia Division of Highways has set guidelines allowing for food trucks at rest areas as a temporary measure to ease the burden on truck drivers during the ongoing pandemic.


4/13/2020 Gov. Justice signs an Executive Order at the request of the West Virginia Board for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology that gives the board discretion to waive the five-day limitation on out-of-state licensees practicing speech-language pathology and audiology in West Virginia. 


4/14/2020 Gov. Justice reports another update on the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, saying that West Virginians’ commitment to practicing good social distancing and staying home has the state “trending in a great way.”


4/14/2020 Gov. Justice announces that a multi-agency State program to feed children during the ongoing statewide school shutdown now has the capacity​ to provide students 1 million meals per week. 


4/14/2020 Gov. Justice announces that the West Virginia National Guard and Department of Health and Human Resources are working closely with the Wayne County Health Department in efforts to assist in handling a recent surge in coronavirus cases at a local nursing home.


4/15/2020 Gov. Justice announces that he has begun discussions with medical experts and other officials about transitioning into the next phase of the State’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.


4/15/2020 Gov. Justice announces that checks, valued at $100,000 each​, went out to all 55 counties across West Virginia to allow for men and women on the front lines fighting the spread of COVID-19 to receive “Hero Pay” for their service to the state.


4/15/2020 Gov. Justice announces that 5,211 loans, totaling $1.05 billion, have been approved for small businesses across West Virginia from President Trump’s Paycheck Protection Program.


4/15/2020 Gov. Justice clarifies that the State Holiday that typically accompanies West Virginia’s Primary Election Day has been moved to match the new primary date of June 9, 2020.


4/15/2020 Gov. Justice directs leaders with the WV DHHR and the West Virginia National Guard to address inconsistencies in the ways that the State has been collecting data on COVID-19 cases.


4/16/2020 Gov. Justice announces that West Virginia has received $625 million in funding from the federal government to assist the State in its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


4/16/2020 Gov. Justice participates in a videoconference with President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and all governors across America to discuss the President's plan for "Opening Up America Again."


4/16/2020 Gov. Justice announces that he has directed the WV DHHR to immediately send out $69 million in directed payment program checks to hospitals across the state.


4/17/2020 Gov. Justice issues an Executive Order, directing the WV DHHR and the West Virginia National Guard to test every nursing home resident and staff member statewide, becoming the first state to do so.


4/17/2020 Gov. Justice directs the DHHR to file an order requiring all laboratories across West Virginia to provide immediate, real-time electronic reports of both positive and negative COVID-19 tests to the DHHR and to their respective local health departments.


4/17/2020 Gov. Justice offers his support to President Donald J. Trump and his three-phased plan of Opening Up America Again.


4/20/2020 At Gov. Justice's direction, West Virginia becomes first state in nation to begin testing all nursing home residents and staff for COVID-19​.


4/20/2020 Gov. Justice takes part in another conference call with Vice President Mike Pence, members of the Coronavirus Task Force, and other governors across America to update the White House on how various states are progressing in their COVID-19 response efforts.


4/20/2020 Gov. Justice and leaders with WorkForce West Virginia update the public on the progress that’s been made processing unemployment claims and also discuss a new opportunity for self-employed workers to receive additional benefits through the State.


4/21/2020 Gov. Justice issues an Executive Order outlining the process for hospitals to resume elective medical procedures.


4/21/2020 Gov. Justice announces that all pre-kindergarten through 12th grade schools in West Virginia will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year.


4/21/2020 At the direction of Gov. Justice, the West Virginia Department of Education unveils a new Graduation Task Force to address issues surrounding high school graduation and creating a smooth transition for graduates moving toward the next phases of their lives.


4/21/2020 Gov. Justice announces​ that West Virginia has now passed all of its bordering states and the U.S. national average in terms of the percentage of the overall population that has been tested for COVID-19.


4/21/2020 Gov. Justice and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announce a free smartphone app to reduce isolation and offer support resources to West Virginians with Substance Use Disorder.


4/22/2020 Gov. Justice announces​ a recent study has ranked West Virginia as the #1 state in the nation for carrying out the best response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


4/22/2020 Gov. Justice announces that recent testing of 120 people at the veterans nursing home in Barboursville resulted in just one positive case. The proactive testing allowed officials to move quickly in efforts to limit the spread.


4/22/2020 Gov. Justice announces that the West Virginia National Guard  the first National Guard in the country to be approved by the U.S. Department of Defense to provide mobile testing for COVID-19 ​ has activated two COVID-19 mobile testing laboratories.


4/23/2020 Gov. Justice announces that Workforce West Virginia, with assistance from the West Virginia National Guard, were able to successfully clear a backlog of more than 150,000 unemployment claims that had been submitted since March 1 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


4/23/2020 At the direction of Gov. Justice, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Public Health files two orders to implement additional measures regarding the reporting and publishing of COVID-19 data.


4/24/2020 Gov. Justice issues an Executive Order​, removing Morgan County from the list of COVID-19 community clusters in West Virginia, as the area has seen a low number of active cases of COVID-19.


4/24/2020 At the direction of Gov. Justice, WorkForce West Virginia begins offering applications for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – an option for additional assistance benefitting workers who would otherwise not be eligible for unemployment compensation.


4/24/2020 Gov. Justice takes part in another conference call with Vice President Mike Pence, members of the Coronavirus Task Force, and other governors across America to update the White House on how West Virginia is progressing with COVID-19 response efforts.


4/24/2020 Gov. Justice writes a letter to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, urging the director to reconsider a decision to transfer out-of-state inmates to their Hazelton facility in Preston County and to their facility in Gilmer County during the COVID-19 pandemic.


4/27/2020 Gov. Justice unveils “West Virginia Strong – The Comeback” – his multi-phased, comprehensive plan to reopen various aspects of the state and its economy, putting West Virginia on the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


4/27/2020 Gov. Justice signs an Executive Order allowing health care providers to resume all operations and procedures including elective procedures under the guidelines established in the Governor’s reopening plan.


4/27/2020 With the support of Gov. Justice, the West Virginia National Guard and WVU’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics join forces to develop data systems to forecast and track the availability, procurement, distribution, and shortfalls of medical supplies throughout West Virginia.


4/28/2020 Gov. Justice provides additional guidelines for the reopening of small businesses with 10 or fewer employees.


4/28/2020 Gov. Justice provides additional guidelines for the reopening of restaurants with takeaway service or outdoor dining options.


4/28/2020 Gov. Justice provides additional guidelines for the reopening of religious entities and funeral homes.


4/28/2020 Gov. Justice announces that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia University School of Public Health are teaming up to offer an online course, training public health investigators how to perform contact tracing for COVID-19.


4/28/2020 Gov. Justice announces that the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has secured access to one of only 25 high-capacity dec​ontamination systems for PPE in the U.S., by working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of Virginia.


4/28/2020 Gov. Justice signs Executive Order suspending several regulatory statute provisions to provide more flexibility to dentists and speech-language pathologists across West Virginia as the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic continues.


4/29/2020 Gov. Justice announces that his plan to reopen the state, West Virginia Strong – The Comeback, is officially underway, with the Week 1 phase of reopenings set to begin the following day.


4/30/2020 Gov. Justice announces that he will soon lift the “Stay At Home” order​ imposed statewide last month, replacing it with a “Safer At Home” order.


4/30/2020 Gov. Justice announces that entities included in the Week 1 phase of his reopening plan are now permitted to resume services, provided that they follow all additional safety guidelines issued by the State.


4/30/2020 Gov. Justice announces that horse racing will be able to resume, without spectators, on Thursday, May 14.


4/30/2020 At the leadership of Gov. Justice, the West Virginia DHHR's Bureau for Children and Families announces that it is issuing a one-time Emergency Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) supplemental payment of $100 to both LIEAP participants and heating source vendors.


4/30/2020 In coordination with Gov. Justice, the West Virginia Department of Education announces that they will hold an SAT School Day this fall, administering the SAT exam for students who will be seniors in the 2020-21 school year.


5/1/2020 Gov. Justice congratulates the West Virginia State Police and DHHR​ for delivering medications from the United States Strategic National Stockpile to hospitals across the state.


5/3/2020 Gov. Justice announces that he has issued an Executive Order removing Jackson, Kanawha, and Ohio counties from the list of COVID-19 community clusters or “hotspots” in West Virginia.


5/4/2020 Gov. Justice announces that entities included in the Week 2 phase of his reopening plan are now permitted to resume services, provided that they follow all additional safety guidelines issued by the State.


5/4/2020 Gov. Justice announces the businesses and entities that will be permitted to resume operations in the Week 3 phase of his reopening plan.


5/4/2020 Gov. Justice provides additional guidelines for the reopening of​ wellness centers operated with or by West Virginia Licensed Health Care providers


5/4/2020 Gov. Justice provides additional guidelines for the reopening of drive-in movie theaters​.


5/4/2020 Gov. Justice announces that his "Safer At Home" order has officially taken effect, replacing the original "Stay At Home" order issued in April.


5/4/2020 Gov. Justice announces that he has issued an Executive Order, removing Cabell, Wayne, and Wood counties from the list of COVID-19 community clusters or “hotspots” in West Virginia.


5/4/2020 Gov. Justice announces that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved West Virginia’s application for Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) cards to support child nutrition needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.


5/4/2020 Gov. Justice announces that West Virginia’s statewide rate of COVID-19 transmission – also known as R0 – reached the lowest rate of any state in the country over the weekend.


5/4/2020 Gov. Justice and DHHR Secretary Bill Crouch announce a $20-per-day increase for all nursing homes across the state.


5/4/2020 Gov. Justice announces that WorkForce West Virginia will begin paying Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits on Friday, May 8.


5/4/2020 Gov. Justice directs the Division of Natural Resources to extend Free Fishing Days in West Virginia through the end May.


5/5/2020 Gov. Justice announces that the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in West Virginia now significantly exceeds the number of active cases in the state.


5/5/2020 Gov. Justice announces that West Virginians who have exhausted their regular unemployment benefits are eligible for Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation – a 13-week extension on unemployment benefits provided by the federal CARES Act.


5/6/2020 Gov. Justice issues an Executive Order, directing the DHHR and the West Virginia National Guard to test all daycare employees, as well as all residents and staff members at assisted living facilities and residential care communities throughout the state for COVID-19.


5/6/2020 Gov. Justice announces that he has directed targeted testing to begin in several African American communities in West Virginia through the newly-established COVID-19 Advisory Commission on African American Disparities.


5/6/2020 Gov. Justice issues proclamation designating May 6, 2020, as Nurses Day in West Virginia in honor of those who have put their lives on the line to help in the fight against COVID-19.


5/6/2020 Gov. Justice issues proclamation designating May 6, 2020, as National Interpreter Appreciation Day in West Virginia, taking time to thank the two sign language interpreters who have been a part of the Governor's daily media briefings throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.


5/7/2020 Gov. Justice announces that West Virginia has become the first state in the nation to require all-inclusive assisted living facility testing statewide.


5/7/2020 Gov. Justice observes the 2020 National Day of Prayer, praying for the safety of frontline workers and for the health and well-being of all West Virginians.


5/7/2020 Under the direction of Gov. Justice, the West Virginia National Guard provides a training session on the proper use of personal protective equipment to members of the West Virginia Division of Highways.


5/8/2020 Gov. Justice announces that as part of his statewide reopening plan, West Virginia Strong – The Comeback, the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System will be permitted to open, with limitations, on Thursday, May 21, 2020.


5/8/2020 Gov. Justice officially signs and files the Executive Order that will allow businesses in the “Week 3” phase of his reopening plan to resume operations if they so choose.


5/11/2020 Gov. Justice announces that entities included in the Week 3 phase of his reopening plan are now permitted to resume services, provided that they follow all additional safety guidelines issued by the State.


5/11/2020 Gov. Justice announces the businesses and entities that will be permitted to resume operations in the Week 4 phase of his reopening plan.


5/11/2020 Gov. Justice provides additional guidelines for the reopening of​ indoor dining at restaurants.


5/11/2020 Gov. Justice provides additional guidelines for the reopening of​ large/specialty retail stores.


5/11/2020 Gov. Justice provides additional guidelines for the use of campgrounds throughout the state.


5/11/2020 Gov. Justice provides additional guidelines for the reopening of​ outdoor recreation rental outfitters.


5/11/2020 Gov. Justice provides additional guidelines for the operation of hotels, motels, condo hotels, rental properties, and cabins, with the executive order requiring out-of-state travelers to self-quarantine currently scheduled to be lifted during Week 4.


5/11/2020 Gov. Justice announces that, in addition to the reopening of campgrounds at West Virginia state parks to in-state residents, some public restrooms will also be reopened with proper sanitization protocols in place.


5/11/2020 Gov. Justice announces that outdoor guided fishing will be permitted to resume on Friday, May 15, under strict limitations, including that the maximum capacity for any boat be no more than two anglers and one guide.​


5/11/2020 Gov. Justice announces that state park cabins and lodges will be permitted to reopen to in-state residents on Tuesday, May 26.


5/11/2020 Gov. Justice announces that certain outdoor, low-contact youth sports activities will be permitted to resume on Monday, June 8.


5/11/2020 Gov. Justice announces that progress is being made toward setting guidelines and scheduling a date for the reopening of whitewater rafting operations in West Virginia.


5/11/2020 Gov. Justice takes time to thank all of the correctional officers across West Virginia, in honor of National Correctional Officers Week.


5/11/2020 Gov. Justice and the West Virginia Air National Guard announce that their airlift wings in Charleston and Martinsburg will honor front line COVID-19 healthcare and first responders with a flyover of hospitals in the region on Wednesday, May 13.


5/12/2020 Gov. Justice visits a State warehouse facility that is currently being established as a regional food distribution center.


5/12/2020 Gov. Justice announces that West Virginia medical experts are closely following new reports of nearly 100 children in New York City who have experienced multi-system inflammatory symptoms that health officials believe may be linked to COVID-19 and will continue to monitor the situation as reopening dates approach. Gov. Justice reminds public that all reopening timelines, such as a tentative date of June 8 for low-contact outdoor youth sports, are subject to change depending on how circumstances develop.


5/13/2020 Gov. Justice announces that tanning businesses have been added to the list of entities that will be allowed to reopen, with limitations, on Thursday, May 21.


5/13/2020 Gov. Justice announces that he has signed a proclamation, officially declaring this week as National Skilled Nursing Care Week in West Virginia, in honor of the more than 15,000 West Virginians who work in nursing homes across the state.


5/14/2020 Gov. Justice announces that fitness centers, gymnasiums, and recreation centers have been added to the list of entities that will be allowed to resume operations, with limitations, on Monday, May 18.


5/14/2020 Gov. Justice announces that whitewater rafting and ziplining businesses will be allowed to reopen, with limitations, on Thursday, May 21.


5/14/2020 Gov. Justice announces that outdoor guided rock climbing businesses will be allowed to reopen, with limitations, on Friday, May 15.


5/14/2020 Gov. Justice announces increased COVID-19 testing opportunities for minorities and other vulnerable populations across West Virginia, scheduling testing dates in Berkeley, Jefferson, Mercer, and Raleigh counties.


5/14/2020 At the direction of Gov. Justice, State Health Officer and Bureau for Public Health Commissioner Dr. Cathy Slemp unveils a new methodology that will be used by the DHHR moving forward to more quickly identify areas in West Virginia that may be experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases.


5/14/2020 Gov. Justice announces that Exxon has donated 2,400 gallons of medical-grade hand sanitizer to assist West Virginia in its statewide COVID-19 response efforts.


5/15/2020 Gov. Justice announces that several more recreational activities, including gymnastics, dance, cheerleading, and martial arts, will be among those allowed to reopen, with limitations, on Monday, May 18.


5/15/2020 Gov. Justice issues executive order formalizing all of the reopenings scheduled for Monday, May 18. 


5/15/2020 Gov. Justice unveils a new web portal for city and county government officials across West Virginia to apply for grant funding through the federal CARES Act.


5/18/2020 Gov. Justice announces that indoor shopping malls will be allowed to reopen, with limitations, on Thursday, May 21.


5/18/2020 Gov. Justice announces that indoor bars, museums and visitor centers, as well as zoos will be allowed to reopen, with limitations, on Tuesday, May 26.


5/18/2020 Gov. Justice announces thatspas and massage businesses will be allowed to reopen, with limitations, on Saturday, May 30.


5/18/2020 Gov. Justice announces that​ limited video lottery retailers will be allowed to reopen, with limitations, on Saturday, May 30. Guidance documents will be provided when available.


5/18/2020 Gov. Justice announces that​ casinos will be allowed to reopen, with limitations, on Friday, June 5. Guidance documents will be provided when available.


5/18/2020 Gov. Justice announces that, with the DHHR putting its new “High Alert Status” system in place, all counties that were still remaining on the list of community hotspots – Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Jefferson, and Berkeley counties  have now been removed from the list by executive order.


5/19/2020 Gov. Justice issues executive order formalizing all of the reopenings scheduled for Thursday, May 21.


5/19/2020 Gov. Justice and WV DMAPS officials announce that, for the first time, an inmate at one of West Virginia’s correctional facilities has tested positive for COVID-19.


5/19/2020 Gov. Justice announces that the State of West Virginia has received a shipment of the drug Remdesivir from the United States Department of Health and Human Services. 


5/19/2020 Gov. Justice offers thanks to local health departments and local health officers across West Virginia for their brave and important work throughout the pandemic.


5/20/2020 Gov. Justice announces that West Virginia State Parks​ will soon offer a 30 percent discount on lodging for all West Virginia residents. The offer is called the WVSTRONG Discount and applies to stays at all state parks from June 1 through August 31.


5/20/2020 Gov. Justice announces increased COVID-19 testing opportunities for minorities and other vulnerable populations across West Virginia, scheduling testing dates in Cabell, Kanawha, Marion, and Monongalia counties.


5/20/2020 At the direction of Gov. Justice, and in coordination with the DHHR, soldiers with the West Virginia National Guard begin COVID-19 testing at Huttonsville Correctional Center.


5/21/20 Gov. Justice announces reopening dates for swimming pools, movie theaters, bowling alleys, and other places with indoor amusement.

 

5/21/20 Gov. Justice orders WVNG to travel to Berkeley and Jefferson counties after new Heightened Alert System is activated.

 

5/21/20 Gov. Justice asks WVDE to look into safe graduation options for seniors across the state.

 

5/22/20 Gov. Justice signs executive order formally allowing certain businesses to reopen on May 26.

 

5/22/20 Gov. Justice releases new guidance documents for Week 5 and Week 6 phases of the reopening.

 

5/22/20 Gov. Justice and DHHR update COVID-19 data dashboard to include county-by-county level, among other changes.

 

5/26/20 Gov. Justice reports that testing of all inmates and staff at Huttonsville Correctional Center and Jail has been completed

 

5/27/20 Gov. Justice orders all inmates and employees at every corrections facility across West Virginia to be tested for COVID-19

 

5/29/20 Gov. Justice signs executive order allowing May 30 reopenings including spas and massage businesses, limited video lottery retailers, swimming pools, and bowling alleys, pool halls, roller rinks, and other places with indoor amusement.

 

5/29/20 Gov. Justice announces WVSSAC athletics programs and bands allowed to resume summer training on June 8.

 

5/29/20 Gov. Justice announces low-contact youth sports and little league organizations permitted to resume practices on June 8.

 

5/29/20 Gov. Justice releases guidance documents for the reopening of movie theaters.

 

6/2/20 Gov. Justice helps West Virginia set national standard for nursing home testing.


6/3/20 Gov. Justice announces reopening of campgrounds to out-of-state visitors will begin June 10.


6/3/20 Gov. Justice releases guidance documents for the resumption of low-contact sports and reopening of bingo halls.


6/4/20 Gov. Justice announces fairs and festivals are permitted to resume on July 1.


6/4/20 Gov. Justice announces that public gatherings are allowed to increase from 25 to 100 people beginning June 5.


6/4/20 Gov. Justice signs executive order officially allowing the reopening of casinos and movie theaters on June 5.


​6/5/20 Gov. Justice signs executive order officially allowing some athletic practices to resume June 8. 


6/8/20 Gov. Justice signs executive order allowing businesses scheduled for June 10 to reopen. 


6/8/20 Gov. Justice announces summer youth camps allowed to resume on June 22.


6/8/20 Gov. Justice announces open-air concerts allowed to resume at fairs and festivals only on July 1.


6/8/20 Gov. Justice celebrates goodness of West Virginia on call with Governors, Vice President Mike Pence. 


6/10/20 Gov. Justice releases multi-phased plan to resume visitation at West Virginia’s nursing homes beginning June 17.


6/10/20 Gov. Justice announces release of WVDE’s guidelines on safe in-person graduation ceremonies.


6/10/20 Gov. Justice releases safety guidelines for reopening youth summer camps.


6/11/20 Gov. Justice releases safety guidelines for the reopening of government office buildings.


6/12/20 Gov. Justice announces testing of all prisons and jails complete.


6/15/20 Gov. Justice oversees that $6.3 million in CARES Act grant funding released to counties and cities.


6/15/20 Gov. Justice announces Week 8 of The Comeback begins in West Virginia.


6/17/20 Gov. Justice urges churchgoers to follow safety guidelines after sixth church reports COVID-19 outbreak. 


6/17/20 Gov. Justice announces Workforce West Virginia reported that the state’s unemployment rate is better than the national average.


6/17/20 Gov. Justice announces that CARES Act recipients are now listed on a transparency web portal with the help of the State Auditor Office. 


6/19/20 Gov. Justice signs an executive order allowing in-person graduations and low-contact outdoor sports to resume June 22. 


6/19/20 Gov. Justice urges caution to West Virginians traveling to Myrtle Beach for vacation. 


6/22/20 Gov. Justice reminds West Virginians of the beginning of Week 9 of The Comeback.


6/22/20 Gov. Justice urges Myrtle Beach visitors returning to West Virginia be get tested. 


6/22/20 Gov. Justice works with WV DHHR to release vacation travel guidance for West Virginians.


6/22/20 Gov. Justice announces one-time payment through DHHR for foster care families for COVID-19 response. 


6/24/20 Gov. Justice announces that Workforce WV has reported unemployment decreases in all 55 counties.


6/26/20 Gov. Justice and WV Revenue officials announce expected revenue surplus despite COVID-19 pandemic effects on budget.


6/26/20 Gov. Justice announces proposed plan to distribute federal CARES Act funding. 


6/29/20 Gov. Justice urges West Virginians to wear a mask and follow safety guidelines. 


6/29/20 Gov. Justice participates in a call with White House, Vice President Mike Pence.


6/29/20 Gov. Justice announces all staff members at state’s veterans home were tested for COVID-19.


6/29/20 Gov. Justice announces federal CARES Act distribution up to $17.1 million in West Virginia.


7/1/20 Gov. Justice announces historic revenue surplus for West Virginia despite the economic effects of COVID-19.


7/1/20 Gov. Justice signs executive order allowing reopening of fairs, festivals, amusement parks, rides, and outdoor open-air concerts.


7/1/20 Gov. Justice announces Workforce WV surpasses $1 billion distributed in unemployment benefits.


7/2/20 Gov. Justice announces $28 million distributed in CARES Act funding for West Virginia.


7/6/20 Gov. Justice issues executive order establishing statewide indoor face covering requirement​ for all public places where social distancing cannot be properly maintained.


7/8/20 Gov. Justice and state education leaders move school start date to Sept. 8.


7/10/20 Gov. Justice and WVSSAC Executive Director discuss plan for high school sports.


7/10/20 Gov. Justice appoints Dr. Ayne Amjad, M.D., M.P.H., as new State Health Officer.


7/10/20 Gov. Justice makes adjustments to CARES Act distribution.


7/10/20 Gov. Justice urges extra caution in Monongalia County after an increase in cases.


7/13/20 Gov. Justice signs Executive Order​ reducing statewide social gathering limit to 25 individuals; and closing all fairs, festivals, and concerts due to COVID-19 spike.


7/13/20 Gov. Justice signs Executive Order closing all bars in Monongalia County for 10 days.


7/13/20 Gov. Justice announces additional unemployment benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19.


7/15/20 Gov. Justice makes applications available for West Virginia CARES Act Small Business Grant Program.


7/15/20 Gov. Justice announces that West Virginia once again sets national example.


7/15/20 Gov. Justice announces that more than 13 million meals have been provided to West Virginia children since March.


7/17/20 Gov. Justice, Coronavirus Czar Dr. Clay Marsh address misconceptions about COVID-19.


7/20/20 Gov. Justice reports active church outbreaks in seven counties.


7/20/20 Gov. Justice reports $94 million of federal COVID-19 relief funding has gone to Pre-K-12 schools.


7/21/20 Gov. Justice hosts West Virginia’s college and university presidents for virtual meeting to discuss reopening plans.


7/22/20 Gov. Justice provides more than $4.1 million to help volunteer firefighters.


7/22/20 Gov. Justice announces modest improvement in COVID-19 case numbers since his face covering requirement went into effect; urges continued caution in days ahead.


7/22/20 Gov. Justice announces state park reservations up 227 percent in midst of WVSTRONG discount.


7/22/20 Gov. Justice reports active church outbreaks in eight counties.​


7/23/20 Gov. Justice issues Executive Order extending the closure of Monongalia County bars for an additional 10 days.


7/24/20 Gov. Justice issues Executive Order permitting colleges and universities to reopen.


7/24/20 Gov. Justice provides updates on WVDE providing millions of meals to students.


7/24/20 Gov. Justice hosts lawmakers for meeting on COVID-19 recovery.


7/27/20 Gov. Justice directs West Virginia National Guard to assist with testing at a Princeton nursing facility.


7/27/20 Gov. Justice awards $1.3 million to help fairs and festivals after being shut down due to COVID-19.


7/29/20 Gov. Justice provides update on outbreak at Princeton nursing home facility.


7/31/20 Gov. Justice announces new report by U.S. Treasury ranks WV as the 4th-best state in the nation when it comes to the rate at which CARES Act funding is being used.


7/31/20 Gov. Justice announces pledge of $2.5 million to ensure all public and private college and university students and staff members are tested for COVID-19 upon their return to campus.


7/31/20 Gov. Justice issues Executive Order concerning extended benefits during the pandemic.


8/1/20 Gov. Justice issues Executive Order extending the closure of Monongalia County bars for an additional 10 days.


8/3/20 Gov. Justice directs DHHR to work with Thomas Health to immediately stand up St. Francis Hospital as a COVID-19 surge hospital as a precautionary measure.


8/3/20 Gov. Justice directs DHHR and the WVNG to closely monitor a rise in cases in both staff and patients at Beckley ARH Hospital and Logan Regional Medical Center.


8/3/20 Gov. Justice announces Medical Access Road Projects in all 55 counties to improve access to medical facilities.


8/5/20 Gov. Justice announces plan for reopening West Virginia schools.


8/5/20 Gov. Justice announces plan to get broadband access for virtual or remote learning.


8/5/20 Gov. Justice urges landowners, landlords, and banks to be patient with people facing eviction.


8/7/20 Gov. Justice unveils interactive map of 1,000+ Kids Connect WiFi locations. 


8/7/20 Gov. Justice announces West Virginia has 6th-lowest rate of virus spread in U.S.


8/7/20 Gov. Justice announces that WVNG and DHHR ran to the fire after single cases in Clarksburg veterans nursing facility and Wood County Courthouse. 


8/7/20 Gov. Justice reminds West Virginians that DHHR will begin accepting school clothing allowance applications on Sept. 1.


8/7/20 Gov. Justice issues Executive Order giving WVDE flexibility to maintain currently anticipated pay schedules and periods for teachers and school service personnel.


8/7/20 Gov. Justice updates seven active church outbreaks in five counties.


8/10/20 Gov. Justice commits to President Trump’s plan to extend unemployment benefits for West Virginians through the end of 2020.


8/10/20 Gov. Justice challenges his administration to consider feasibility of retesting nursing homes and correctional facilities.


8/10/20 Gov. Justice announces West Virginia’s rate of spread is 5th lowest in the nation.


8/12/20 Gov. Justice issues Executive Order temporarily restricting nursing home visitation.


8/12/20 Gov. Justice issues Executive Order extending closure of Monongalia County bars by seven days.


8/12/20 Gov. Justice announces new emotional strength hotline: HELP304


8/12/20 Gov. Justice announces that pre-installation work is underway at Kids Connect sites.


8/13/20 Gov. Justice awards $1.5 million to help ensure the survival of hundreds of West Virginia Fairs and Festivals impacted by COVID-19.


8/14/20 Gov. Justice announces school re-entry metrics and protocols.


8/15/20 Gov. Justice, Vice President Mike Pence hold joint briefing on West Virginia COVID-19 response.​


8/17/20 Gov. Justice announces adjustment to West Virginia School Re-entry Metrics and Protocol.


8/18/20 Gov. Justice awards $1.1 million to again ensure the survival of dozens more West Virginia fairs and festivals.


8/19/20 Gov. Justice hosts Dr. Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, to discuss West Virginia virus response.


8/19/20 Gov. Justice announces West Virginia unemployment rate dropped again and remains below the national average.


8/19/20 Gov. Justice adds self-employed, sole proprietors to those eligible to receive small business grants.


8/19/20 Gov. Justice announces Executive Order to extend Monongalia County bar closure for 11 days and plans to reopen bars after closure.


8/19/20 Gov. Justice announces funding being sent to volunteer fire departments.


8/19/20 Gov. Justice directs Workforce West Virginia to apply for “Lost Wage Assistance” unemployment insurance funds.


8/21/20 Gov. Justice announces updated County Alert System for school status, nursing home visitation.


8/21/20 Gov. Justice modifies school re-entry protocols.


8/21/20 Gov. Justice, Superintendent Burch announce a School Re-entry Hotline for parents, educators, and citizens.


8/21/20 Gov. Justice announces expansion of Kids Connect Initiative.


​8/21/20 Gov. Justice announces plasma donation operation being established in West Virginia.


8/24/20 Gov. Justice announces details of County Alert System to determine nursing home visitation.


8/24/20 Gov. Justice highlights success of indoor face covering requirement.


8/25/20 Gov. Justice announces that high school bands will perform in the fall.​


8/26/20 Gov. Justice announces high school cheerleaders and marching band auxiliary groups, such as dance teams, color guard, and majorettes, will be allowed to perform this fall.


8/26/20 Gov. Justice announces Rt data highlights success of statewide indoor face covering requirement.​


8/28/20 Gov. Justice announces all 55 county school systems have necessary PPE and cleaning supplies to safely begin the academic year.


8/28/20 Gov. Justice holds virtual call with county superintendents to discuss school re-entry plans.


8/28/20 Gov. Justice announces that FEMA has approved the state’s application for a grant to provide a portion of unemployment benefits.


8/28/20 Gov. Justice announces bars are on track to reopen Monday in Monongalia County.


8/28/20 Gov. Justice releases supplemental safety guidelines that will be required for reopening of Monongalia County bars.


8/31/20 Gov. Justice goes over the results of the WV Department of Education's first ever Saturday 9 p.m. school re-entry map update.


8/31/20 Gov. Justice provides opportunity for student-athletes in orange counties to play immediately by being tested.


8/31/20 Gov. Justice announces that the countywide bar closure in Monongalia County has officially been lifted.


8/31/20 Gov. Justice announces WV Division of Motor Vehicles is offering deadline extensions on license expirations through end of year.


9/2/20 Gov. Justice announces extension of school meal waivers.


9/2/20 Gov. Justice issues an executive order closing Monongalia County bars again two days after reopening.


9/2/20 Gov. Justice announces he is committing $92,500 to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to fully fund the West Virginia Nursing Scholarship Program for this year.


9/4/20 Gov. Justice establishes $50 million fund to ensure safety in schools.


9/4/20 Gov. Justice awards grant to all West Virginia Veterans organizations.


9/4/20 Gov. Justice directs West Virginia National Guard and DHHR to immediately stand up a Vaccine Preparation Task Force.


9/4/20 Gov. Justice signs executive order relating to the suspension of CSR § 143-1-12.3a as it applies to employees of Workforce West Virginia.


9/4/20 Gov. Justice signs executive order establishing the requirement that private and public Pre-K-12 schools follow the DHHR County Alert System map as it relates to any limitations or prohibitions on occupancy of such educational institutions for in-person instruction and/or athletic and extracurricular activities.​


9/8/20 Gov. Justice announces nearly 850 Kids Connect WiFi locations now up and running.


9/9/20 Gov. Justice announces additional unemployment benefits to begin being distributed next week; West Virginia one of only four states to approve full $400 per week amount.


9/9/20 Gov. Justice, Superintendent Clayton Burch move up release time of Department of Education’s official Saturday re-entry map update to 5 p.m.


9/9/20 Gov. Justice again urges landlords to cease evictions throughout the duration of the pandemic.​


9/8/20 Gov. Justice announces nearly 850 Kids Connect WiFi locations now up and running.


9/9/20 Gov. Justice announces additional unemployment benefits to begin being distributed next week; West Virginia one of only four states to approve full $400 per week amount.


9/9/20 Gov. Justice, Superintendent Clayton Burch move up release time of Department of Education’s official Saturday re-entry map update to 5 p.m.


9/9/20 Gov. Justice again urges landlords to cease evictions throughout the duration of the pandemic.


9/11/20 Gov. Justice announces orange counties on the County Alert Map will move to online instruction for school.


9/11/20 Gov. Justice reports all public schools received a combined total of 318,000 cloth masks.


9/11/20 Gov. Justice, Workforce WV Acting Commissioner Scott Adkins announces end of FEMA Lost Wages Assistance Program.


9/11/20 Gov. Justice announces Alcohol Beverage Control Administration will train additional enforcement agents.


9/11/20 Gov. Justice signs Executive Order 69-20, relating to the suspension of CSR § 143-1-14.3a as it applies to employees of DHHR.​


9/14/20 Gov. Justice hosts emergency meeting to discuss potential adjustments to color-coded county map system.


9/15/20 Gov. Justice adds “gold” category to color-coding scale and makes additional changes to County Alert System map.


9/15/20 Gov. Justice issues executive order prohibiting travel sports teams from participating in practices, games, or other competitions within counties designated as gold, orange, or red in the County Alert System.


9/15/20 Gov. Justice issues executive order decreasing the limit for purely social gatherings in gold, orange, or red counties from 25 people to 10 people.​


9/16/20 Gov. Justice commits $6 million to support child care providers and families.


9/16/20 Gov. Justice announces plan for testing and monitoring college students.


9/16/20 Gov. Justice announces drop in unemployment numbers for month of August.


9/18/20 Gov. Justice dubs the State’s color-coded system as the “West Virginia Model” which continues to set the national standard as CDC adopts similar model


9/18/20 Gov. Justice announces members of his administration met with West Virginia Hospital Association to ensure proper staffing and bed capacity.​


9/20/20 Gov. Justice activates “aggressive testing” efforts in all Red and Orange counties.​


9/21/20 Gov. Justice activates “aggressive testing” in all Red and Orange counties.


9/23/20 Gov. Justice reports all West Virginia counties out of Red status.


9/23/20 Gov. Justice receives COVID-19 test on-air, commits additional CARES Act funding to the DHHR and WV National Guard to support efforts to ramp up the Governor’s Aggressive Testing program.


9/23/20 Gov. Justice announces the state has reached an agreement with several private and Christian schools for enhanced safety measures to be put in place, including the full testing of students and staff, in order to hold in-person instruction. Gov. Justice signs Executive Order reflecting this agreement.​

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