WV positive COVID-19 case rate stay below 3% for the third day, allowing for WV to start opening

Gov. Justice unveils more businesses that can reopen

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia DHHR says as of 5 pm, Wednesday, April 29, the cumulative positive case rate remains below 3%, which allows for the opening of some businesses to start next week.

As part of Gov. Jim Justice’s “West Virginia Strong – The Comeback,” business that can start opening on Thursday, April 29, 2020, are:

• Hospitals and elective medical procedures
• Testing of Daycare staff
• Outpatient Healthcare (working with boards and associations to develop appropriate criteria)

The following Licensing Boards contained in WV Code Chapter 30
• Occupational Therapists • Optometrists
• Pharmacists
• Physical Therapists
• Psychologists
• Registered Professional Nurses • Respiratory Professionals
• Social Workers
• Speech-Language Pathologists
• Acupuncture Professionals
• Chiropractors
• Counselors
• Dentists
• Dieticians
• Hearing-Aid Dealers and Fitters
• Licensed Practical Nurses
• Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals
• Doctors of Medicine and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine

The following business that can open on week 2, starting Monday, May 4, 2020, are:

Small businesses with less than 10 employees
• Professional Services (by appointment only and waiting in the vehicle instead of inside)
• Hair and nail salons, barbershops
• Dog grooming
• Outdoor dining at restaurants
• Churches and funerals with limited gathering size
• Every other pew, physical distancing, face coverings

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