West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced an executive order Monday stating all adults abd children 9 years old and older are required to wear a face covering in places where social distancing is not possible.
The order goes into effect at midnight.
It will not be a criminal offense if someone doesn’t wear a face covering and penalties were not specified.
Masks are not required in homes, but are required for anyone going outside their homes if they cannot social distance.
They are also required for anyone going inside an office, building or contained space that is not able to or not enforcing social distancing. However, once employees or people in buildings finish going through the common areas — such as lobbies and break rooms — they may remove their masks if they are in socially distanced or in isolated workspaces, such as a personal office.
Masks must be worn if people decide to get up and head to common spaces regardless of social distancing protocols.