Governor Jim Justice announced today that, for the third consecutive day, the statewide cumulative rate of positive test results remained below 3 percent, and the “West Virginia Strong – The Comeback” is officially underway.

“We have witnessed a miracle and the miracle has been you, West Virginians. You’ve listened, you’ve responded, you’ve kept your distance, you’ve absolutely pushed all the right buttons as we’ve gone along, and you’ve produced numbers that are unprecedented,” Gov. Justice said. “Now we’ve got to bring our state back to life.”

The “Week 2” phase of reopenings are scheduled to begin this coming Monday, May 4, 2020. This includes small businesses with 10 or fewer employees, restaurants with takeaway service or outdoor dining options, religious entities and funeral homes, and professional service businesses such as hair salons, nail salons, barbershops, and pet grooming.

CLICK HERE for re-opening guidelines for businesses included in the Week 2 phase are now available