CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — During his COVID-19 briefing, Governor Jim Justice made a declaration just as the holiday season gets into full swing.

The Governor issued two separate proclamations declaring both Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24, 2021, and New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31, 2021, as full-day, statewide holidays for all public employees. Governor Justice also declared Thursday, December 23rd and Thursday, December 30th as half-day holidays.

Prior to this year, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve were recognized as half-day holidays.

View both proclamations below:

Christmas Eve Proclamation

New Year’s Eve Proclamation