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Justice Strongly Suggests Mask Mandate with COVID Numbers Rising

August 26th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

For the second consecutive COVID-19 briefing, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice strongly suggested that a mask mandate may be forthcoming. The state has lost an additional 20 people to COVID-19, since Monday according to the governor and there are now 511 people in hospitals, due to COVID, the highest amount since January. While he is trying to “let local rule stand,” when it comes to mask mandates, the governor warned that soon he won’t be able to do that and could be forced to resume the mandates, starting with schools. While many of his fellow Republican governors across the country are fighting against efforts for mask mandates- Justice said that to him this remains a health and safety issue- not a political one…