WEST VIRGINIA (WDVM) — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice issued a Stay at Home order which goes into effect at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Justice says people will be able to leave their homes to receive essential services, go to work at essential businesses, or go outdoors as long as they remain as a six-foot distance.
Senators representing West Virginia are coming out with statements regarding the order.
“I urge every West Virginian to abide by this order. We must come together to do the difficult things required to slow the spread of COVID-19. This outbreak is serious and the only option is to fight it together. West Virginians have always taken care of one another and right now that means staying at home unless absolutely necessary,” said Senator Joe Manchin (D).
The state has its first case of coronavirus through community transmission, Justice said.
As of March 22, the state has 16 positive cases of COVID-19. Jefferson County in the eastern panhandle has three cases. Here’s the breakdown of the rest of the state:
- 1 – Jackson County
- 3 – Kanawha County
- 2 – Marshall County
- 2 – Mercer County
- 2 – Monongalia County
- 1 – Putnam County
- 2 – Tucker County