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Gov. Justice announces reopening dates for indoor amusement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVVA) – Gov. Jim Justice joined West Virginia health leaders and other officials today for his latest daily press briefing regarding the State’s COVID-19 response.
SWIMMING POOLS & CERTAIN INDOOR AMUSEMENT FACILITIES ADDED TO WEEK 5 REOPENINGS 
Today, Gov. Justice announced that swimming pools, as well as bowling alleys, pool halls, roller rinks, and other places with indoor amusement will all be allowed to reopen on Saturday, May 30, provided that all additional guidelines are followed to help keep West Virginians as safe as possible.

Guidance documents will be provided on The Comeback page of the Governor’s Office website as soon as they become available.

Gov. Justice previously announced that limited video lottery retailers, as well as spas and massage businesses will also be able to resume operations on May 30 as part of the Governor’s Week 5 phase of business reopenings.
MOVIE THEATERS ADDED TO WEEK 6 REOPENINGS
Also today, Gov. Justice announced that movie theaters will be permitted to reopen on Friday, June 5, provided that all additional safety guidelines are followed.

Guidance documents will be provided on The Comeback page of the Governor’s Office website as soon as they become available.

Gov. Justice previously announced that casinos will also be able to resume operations on June 5 as part of the Governor’s Week 6 phase of business reopenings.
REMAINING WEEK 4 REOPENINGS NOW UNDERWAY
Additionally, Gov. Justice reminded West Virginians that several additional businesses are now permitted to reopen, provided that all safety guidelines are being properly followed.

Businesses permitted to resume operations today, Thursday, May 21, include:Indoor dining at restaurantsLarge/specialty retail storesState park campgrounds for in-state residents only (Guidance for ALL campgrounds)Hatfield McCoy Trail SystemOutdoor recreation rentals (Kayaks, bicycles, boats, rafts, canoes, ATVs, and similar equipment)Outdoor motorsport and powersport racing with no spectatorsTanning businesses​​Whitewater raftingZiplining​Indoor malls and similar facilities​

Also today, the executive order requiring out-of-state travelers to self-quarantine was lifted. In accordance with this change, additional guidance documents are available for hotels, motels, condo hotels, rental properties, and cabins.

Bailey Pace

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