UPDATE: West Virginia governor extends limits to out-of-state visitors

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Update: 3/31/2020

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has extended his order restricting out-of-state visitors to include private campgrounds.

The governor said Tuesday afternoon he wants to limit the spread of COVID-19, particularly from hard-hit states, to protect the state's elderly, vulnerable population.

Justice also issued an executive order suspending elective surgeries at state hospitals. That order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

Update: 3/30/2020

Governor Jim Justice wants visitors from other states to not come to West Virginia, to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

He is also asking people from other countries to quarantine.

The governor announced at his Monday briefing state park campgrounds are being closed.


West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has issued a statewide stay-home directive and ordered nonessential businesses to close as confirmed coronavirus cases reached at least 16.

The order allows people to go out for food, medicine and other important items.

It goes into effect at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

He didn't set an end date. Officials say essential businesses include grocery stores, banks, gas stations and pharmacies.

A full executive order is set to be posted online Monday.

Nonessential establishments include gyms, dine-in restaurants and bars.

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has postponed most court hearings to April 10, declaring a judicial emergency.