W.Va. governor says concerts at fairs can resume in July

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Monday said outdoor concerts at fairs and festivals will be allowed to resume next month as he continues to lift coronavirus restrictions in the state.

The Republican governor said the open-air concerts at fairs and festivals can be held starting on July 1.

Justice has pushed forward with an aggressive plan to remove virus restrictions on businesses.

Casinos and movie theaters were allowed to reopen last week. On Monday, low-contact youth sports teams, as well as middle and high school teams, were allowed to start practicing again. The youth teams can resume games on June 22 with fans in the stands if social distancing rules are followed.

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