Gov. Justice suspends all visitation to nursing homes due to COVID-19

Coronavirus in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Gov. Jim Justice is closing visitation to all nursing homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Jim Justice announced during his press briefing that all visitation would suspend to all nursing homes across the state of West Virginia, due to an increase in cases of COVID-19. Nursing homes are seeing a spike in cases. This will go into effect at midnight tonight.

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