CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice issued a stay at home order for all non-essential workers in West Virginia beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Residents cannot leave their home unless for essential services. Essential services include:
- Going to the store to get groceries
- Picking up prescriptions and other healthcare necessities
- Going to medical appointments
- Check on a family member or loved one
- Going to a restaurant to pick up carry out
- Walking pets and taking them to the vet if necessary
- Taking a walk, riding a bike, other nature-based activities, as long as people stay 6 feet apart
- Receive deliveries
The order comes after the first identified case of community spread in West Virginia. Justice said the patient was a "nursing home lady," but it was not clear if it was a resident of a nursing home or a staff member.
All other cases of COVID-19 in the state have been travel-related.
This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information becomes available.