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West Virginia governor on reopening: “If need be, I’ll close it back down”

 

West Virginia governor on reopening: "If need be, I'll close it back down"

 

As West Virginia prepares to implement their safer-at-home order beginning May 4, Gov. Jim Justice said he is prepared to close the state back down if necessary.

“I hope and pray we don’t have to go this far, but if need be, I’ll close it back down. That’s just all there is to it. Because if in fact this thing turns the wrong way, I’m going to react,” Justice said.

The safer-at-home order strongly encourages all West Virginians to remain at home but no longer orders them to do so.

He said additional guidelines for 11 hotspot counties will be released over the weekend.

As of today, West Virginia has finished testing in all 123 nursing home facilities in the state.

 

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