There have been four churches in West Virginia linked to an outbreak of coronavirus that infected 24 people, Gov. Jim Justice said during a news conference Wednesday.
Justice said that since churches have resumed services, there have been at least four church-related outbreaks across the state, each with five to eight cases.
Justice asked that congregations follow guidelines for social distancing and wearing masks.
"We love our church activities and we treasure them the most of all and there is the number one thing in our lives that should be always," Justice said.
Reopening plans: Outdoor concert venues will be allowed to open on July 1, he announced Wednesday. Outdoor open air concerts at fairs and festivals can also resume the same day.
The guidelines for fairs, festivals, and outdoor concert venues will be the same, Justice said.