At midnight, Tuesday, July 7, an order requiring people to wear face coverings inside buildings will go into effect. The order was executed by Gov. Jim Justice on Monday because of recent spikes in the state’s COVID-19 statistics.

As West Virginia and other states across the nation are venturing further into their reentry programs, flare ups of the COVID-19 virus are increasing and their ramifications are being felt in the Mountain State.

While Gov. Jim Justice called Wednesday “a very, very good day,” he also issued dire warnings for residents to continue respect guidelines that have been attached to the state’s reopening plan.

The United Mine Workers of America International Union announced June 16 that it has taken legal action intended to force the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard to protect miners from COVID-19.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey this week alerted consumers to a text messaging scam that seeks to take advantage of efforts to identify and isolate those who have potentially been exposed to COVID-19.

Low contact summer youth sports such as Little League baseball and soccer will be allowed to resume practices on Monday, June 8, and games can begin on June 22.

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