Gov. Justice announces changes due to increase in COVID-19 cases

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Gov. Jim Justice has announced some changes in shutting some things down due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

Gov. Justice announced that he is ordering all bars to close in Monongalia County due to the outbreak of students catching COVID-19 there.

Bars in the county are to be closed for ten days.

Justice also is shutting down all outdoor concerts, fairs, and festivals statewide.  He also is scaling back crowd sizes from 100 to 25 people max. Justice says that if you can have a fair or festival with 25 people or less, then you can have a fair or festival.

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