Live: Gov. Jim Justice announces three consecutive days below three percent positive rate, state will reopen April 30

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CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)– Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) will held a briefing on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The Governor continued to push proper hand hygiene and reiterated that COVID-19 is predominantly impacting the older generations.

Gov. Justice then addressed what he called “A Chapter to Reopen, a Comeback of West Virginia Strong.” He said Wednesday’s positive percent rate was 2.59, and Week One businesses may begin to reopen effective tomorrow.

The rest of Gov. Justice’s plan will continue for the remaining weeks to reopen the state. Week 2 business, which can begin reopening on Monday, are barber and beauty shops as well as outdoor restaurants. Churches and funerals can also reopen with limited gathering sizes.

The Governor also said more needs to be done. He asked the state to continue wearing masks, social distance, monitor elderly neighbors, and look out for one another.

Gov. Jim Justice then addressed high school students and higher education grants. He also urged West Virginia citizens to fill out census forms. He also stated that schools will remained closed until the end of the year.

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