Following the announce from West Virginia Governor Jim Justice all restaurants, bars, and casinos are to close effective 11:59 p.m. on March 17, 2020.  ALL restaurants and bars can continue to operate with carry out and drive-thru only.

This effort is to limit patrons from eating or drinking on the premises of a facility or establishment and to help with the overall public health efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Restaurants are defined as any food service establishment with sit down food service operations.  Seating area includes outside seating.  Bars are defined as any venue with a West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control license or a county health department issued food service establishment permit.  The closure notice will apply to Limited Video Lottery operations.

The closure notice does not have a defined end date at this time.  Additional information from the county health department, West Virginia Bureau for Public Health and the West Virginia Governor’s Office or adjustments to this notice may come at a later time

CDC recommends routine cleaning of all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, counter-tops, and doorknobs. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Food employees in contact with patrons and taking money for pick up or drive thru should wear gloves and not work with food or food containers, gloves should be changed often, and employee hands washed in between changing gloves.

Patrons in line for pickup orders should keep a good social distance (6 feet or greater) and the health department recommends placing signs to inform your patrons of social distance.