CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Following his latest daily COVID-19 press briefing, Gov. Jim Justice announced today that wellness facilities (gyms and fitness centers supervised by licensed professionals) and drive-in movie theaters will be among the next wave of businesses permitted to reopen as part of the upcoming Week 3 phase of the Governor’s reopening plan: West Virginia Strong – The Comeback.
Week 3 is scheduled to commence next Monday, May 11, 2020.
Additional guidance documents have been released for these businesses to ensure they are reopening in the safest manner possible for all West Virginians.
Guidelines available for download here:
- Wellness centers operated by or with West Virginia Licensed Health Care providers
- Drive-in movie theaters
Several additional types of businesses will be permitted to reopen in the weeks ahead. The opening schedule for these businesses will be based upon the recommendations of state medical experts and upon testing data available at that time.
The Governor’s Office will announce when businesses in Weeks 4-6 will be able to reopen as soon as possible. Additional guidance on reopening will be made available for each of these businesses at that time.