West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice ordered bars in Monongalia County to close for 10 days in response to a spike of coronavirus cases.
“Today I am ordering the bars in [Monongalia] County to close for 10 days, and during that 10-day period I am very hopeful is what’s going to happen is we’re going to see a correction in the numbers," Justice said at a news conference.
Additionally, Justice said he is limiting crowd sizes to 25 people, effectively canceling fairs and large public gatherings.
“Well if you’ve got a fair that you can socially distance 25 people and everything, we’re fine. We’re fine absolutely. But for the most part our fairs, festivals, and outdoor concerts, we’re done with them in West Virginia for right now," Justice said.