COVID-19 State Updates on Reopening
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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.
MONONGALIA COUNTY | BARS ORDERED CLOSED
(July 14, 2020) All bars in Monongalia County have been ordered closed for 10 days. Monongalia County restaurants that also include bars must close their bars, but are permitted to continue restaurant service, including the sale of alcoholic beverages to dine-in customers.
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.
As of July 8, 2020, all guidance documents have been updated to reflect Governor Justice’s Statewide Indoor Face Covering Requirement.