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Justice Outlines Additional Reopening Plans for West Virginia


West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday additional phases of the state’s reopening plan that will be rolled out over the coming weeks. 

Pool halls, spas, limited video lottery, swimming pools, bowling alleys and other places of amusement will be able to open Saturday, May 30. On Monday, June 1, movie theatres and casinos will be allowed to reopen.

According to Justice’s plan, low contact youth sports as well as school sanctioned athletic and band training programs, will be able to resume practices on Monday, June 8. Adult recreation programs, including indoor racquetball, outdoor basketball and other sports will also be allowed to resume that day. 

Games for youth sports will be allowed to resume on Monday, June 22 with social distancing measures in place for spectators.

Justice says additional guidelines for each of the upcoming reopenings will be available on his office’s website. 

As of Friday morning, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has reported 74 deaths related to COVID-19. The agency reports 1,906 positive tests in the state.