West Virginia Orders Restaurants to Stop Dine-In Service


All restaurants and bars in West Virginia are now prohibited from offering indoor service in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Carryout, delivery and drive-thru service are still allowed. 

West Virginia has one case of COVID-19, according to state officials.

Gov. Jim Justice issued an executive order Wednesday that prohibits customers from consuming food or drinks inside any bar or restaurant. The order also shut down all the state’s casinos until further notice.

Carryout, delivery and drive-thru operations are allowed to remain open in hopes that the economic impact of the virus on the state’s restaurants and bars will be limited.

Washington, D.C., and Maryland previously issued orders that restaurants stop dine-in service. 

Virginia initially recommended and then required restaurants to limit dine-in service to 10 people at a time.

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