COVID-19 UPDATE: Gov. Justice: “I am trying with all in me to allow our state to be successful in defeating this disease”


CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice issued the following statement today:

“Opinions for political gain, without medical facts, can be dangerous to all of us. As you saw during my address last night, I am trying with all in me to allow our state to be successful in defeating this disease.

“I am relying on our medical community, as well as the federal government, to give me the recommendations as to whether we should take more stringent action. They have not given those recommendations to me at this time. However, we will be working into the hours of the night tonight, monitoring every single aspect of this, which may very well lead us to take more aggressive measures.

“I have scheduled my next media briefing for tomorrow at 11 a.m. Any further actions will be announced at that time.”

For more information about COVID-19 prevention and more, call the State’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-887-4304 or visit Coronavirus.wv.gov​.

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