WV Lifts Some Event Restrictions

WV Lifts Some Event Restrictions

From the West Virginia Department of arts, Culture and History:

“West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday made executive orders that will relax some of the COVID-19 restrictions put in place during the pandemic. Social gatherings will now be allowed to have 75 people, and live music events indoors will be allowed, with the exception to those incorporating vocals or wind instruments. Social distancing and face mask guidelines remain in place.
The governor also said restaurants and bars can now increase capacity to 75%, which is up from 50%. The governor said this applies to bars, only if they have physical seating for each person.
Social distancing and face mask guidance remains in place for all public locations, the governor said, regardless of the new orders. If there is a surge in cases, the former guidelines will be reinstated.
The loosened restrictions come after the governor said the state has had a 72% reduction in COVID-19 deaths from the first week of this year to this week.
The governor noted on Friday the state had fewer than 10,000 active COVID cases for the first time since Nov. 15 and that the active cases have been decreasing for 34 straight days. Also, coronavirus hospitalizations were below 300 for the first time on Friday since Nov. 10. He noted the county alert map also remained without any red counties.
The new executive orders go into effect at midnight tonight, February 19, 2021.”

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