Please see below for the most up to date information from the governor’s office and various state agencies regarding COVID-19 orders that impact small businesses.
Governor Jim Justice (R) has taken executive actions which do the following:
Orders specified statutory regulations are to be suspended for the duration of the state of emergency.
Suspends a myriad of regulatory statutes for the duration of the State of Emergency.
Allows certain small businesses to resume operations with appropriate precautions. The order allows restaurants to resume outdoor in-person dining in accordance with guidelines issued by the state. Barbers and dog groomers may operate in accordance with guidance published by the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists.
Announces that swimming pools, as well as bowling alleys, pool halls, roller rinks, and other places with indoor amusement will all be allowed to reopen.
Authorizes zoos, museums, and bars resume operations.
Allows activities, currently scheduled to reopen in the Week 7 phase of the Governor’s reopening plan, to resume operations June 8 if they so choose. Activities include low-contact outdoor youth sports; WVSSAC-sanctioned athletics and band summer training programs; Little league sports practices; and, all remaining adult sports facilities.
Allows businesses in the “Week 4” phase of the Governor’s reopening plan to resume operations if they so choose. Such businesses include indoor dining at restaurants, large/specialty retail stores, state park campgrounds for in-state residents only (guidance for all campgrounds), Hatfield McCoy trail system, outdoor recreation rentals (kayaks, bicycles, boats, rafts, canoes, atvs, and similar equipment), outdoor motorsport and powersport racing with no spectators, tanning businesses, whitewater rafting, ziplining, and indoor malls and similar facilities.
Regulatory actions are being compiled. Please check back shortly.