West Virginia to start second week of gov’s reopening plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va.
(AP) — Monday marks the second week of Gov. Jim Justice’s plan to push
West Virginia’s economy forward in response to the coronavirus.

The
governor’s plan includes the reopening of small businesses with fewer
than 10 employees, restaurants with outdoor seating, barber shops and
dog groomers. Physical distancing will be required.

Last week, hospitals were allowed to resume elective medical procedures, while other services were allowed to reopen, including primary care physician and dental offices and physical and psychological therapy.

Starting
May 11, other businesses may be allowed to reopen based on available
testing data. Those businesses include office and government buildings,
specialty retail stores, dine-in restaurants, parks, casinos, gyms, and
fitness and recreation centers.

About 1,200 people in West Virginia have the virus after nearly 52,000 tests, according to the state health department. At least 50 people have died.

For
most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such
as fever and cough that clear up within weeks. For some, especially
older adults and those with existing health problems, it can bring about
more severe illness and even death.

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Source: Mountain Top