Gymnastics, dance, cheerleading, and martial arts can resume on Monday, May 18

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – On Friday, Gov. Justice clarified that several more recreational activities, including gymnastics, dance, cheerleading, and martial arts, will be among those allowed to resume operations, with limitations, on Monday, May 18.

“We’re trying to reopen as fast as we possibly can. But, at the end of the day, we’re going to do so under the guidance of our medical experts,” Gov. Justice said. “This is a very fluid situation. There’s no playbook. But we’re doing the very best we can to keep moving.”

Yesterday, the Governor announced that all types of fitness centers, gymnasiums, and recreation centers will be permitted to open on Monday, May 18, as part of his reopening plan: West Virginia Strong – The Comeback.

Gov. Justice has also issued an executive order, formalizing all of the May 18 reopenings.

Reopenings in all phases of the Governor’s plan are required to follow additional guidelines to help keep their patrons and all West Virginians as safe as possible.

Guidance documents for additional types of businesses included in The Comeback are available online.

Businesses included in each phase of this reopening plan are not required to resume operations on any specific date. This Comeback plan provides the option for reopening for specific businesses, but only if they are able to do so safely.

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