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More Reopening Set For Monday in West Virginia

June 21st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Governor Jim Justice joined West Virginia health leaders and other officials today for his latest daily press briefing regarding the State’s COVID-19 response.

ORDER PERMITS LOW-CONTACT OUTDOOR SPORT EVENTS, IN-PERSON HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONIES
On Friday, Gov. Justice announced that he has signed an executive order that will formally allow several activities, currently scheduled to reopen in the Week 9 phase of West Virginia Strong – The Comeback, to resume, provided that all additional guidelines are followed to help keep West Virginians as safe as possible.

Approved activity reopenings on Monday, June 22, include: 

  • Youth sports games with spectators
  • Outdoor sporting events with spectators
  • Outdoor equestrian events with spectators
  • Summer Youth Camps

Click here to view guidelines for all low-contact outdoor sports events

Click here to view guidelines for summer youth camps

The same executive order also formally allows county school systems to start holding in-person high school graduation ceremonies beginning Monday, June 22, provided that all additional guidelines are followed to help keep West Virginians as safe as possible.

Click here to view guidelines for in-person graduation ceremonies

The guidelines require that all in-person graduations must be held at outdoor venues and that events must be structured to allow for adequate social distancing and for other safety measures to be properly followed.

Six feet of social distancing is required at all times and face masks or coverings are strongly encouraged. Several additional safety precautions are also required.

The order will go into effect on Monday, June 22, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.

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