Week 4 of Governor’s Reopening Plan: Indoor Dining at Restaurants and Other Changes

May 12, 2020

This week–Week 3 of Governor Jim Justice’s reopening plan–the governor announced plans for Week 4 to commence Thursday, May 21. Please note that he has yet to issue an actual order to this effect, so this is currently only a tentative plan.

On that date, if the governor issues the planned order, the following changes will go into effect:

  • Indoor dining will be permitted at restaurants, with seating limited to 50 percent of normal occupancy (download guidelines here)
  • Large/specialty retail stores will be permitted to open, admitting 2 customers per 1,000 feet of customer floor space (download guidelines here)
  • State park campgrounds will reopen for use by West Virginia residents only (download guidelines here)
  • The Hatfield McCoy Trail System will reopen (download guidelines here)
  • Outdoor recreation rentals (e.g., kayaks, bicycles, boats, rafts, canoes, ATVs, and similar equipment) will be permitted (download guidelines here)
  • Outdoor motorsport and powersport racing will be permitted, but with no spectators
Also during Week 4, the executive order requiring out-of-state travelers to self-quarantine will be lifted. In accordance with this change. (Download guidelines for hotels, motels, condo hotels, rental properties, and cabins here.)
The governor also announced that, starting Friday, May 15, outdoor guided fishing will be permitted. (Download guidelines here.)
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