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ARH COVID-19 AT SOUTHERN WV CLINIC ALL THIS WEEK  10 -2 P

SUMMERS COUNTY ARH – 8A-12NOON AT THE HOSPITAL

BECKLEY EVENTS

Fridays in the Park  7/24 11:30-1  READ MORE HERE

Farmers Market 3-5 BIG Plaza

#Wearamask event  Friday, July 24, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.
Local organizations partner to support #WearAMask campaign
The City of Beckley and WVU Tech are collaborating with the Beckley Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce in support of the #WearAMask campaign. Launched in May by the Chamber and Dr. Ayne Amjad, the initiative encourages people in the region to take personal responsibility in their efforts to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This press event will reiterate the importance of specifically wearing face coverings to support the community, economy, health, and well-being of the citizens of the region.

Marquee Cinemas has temporarily closed again – The Beckley based franchise posted last night that due to the recent shift in new releases that they were closing all their locations temporarily.

Beckley’s Board of Public Works Recycling Division, in cooperation with the Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority, will tentatively resume curbside recycling pickup in the City of Beckley beginning on August 31, 2020. This is a tentative start date – please note that if COVID-19 positive cases are rising too much near that date, the effort may be postponed until a safer time. Watch for a confirmation update on this page as we get closer to the August 31 start date. The recycling process will be the same as before the suspension. Thank you for your patience and interest in the recycling program!

GOVERNOR PRESS BRIEFING AT 12:30 TODAY

COVID-19 UPDATE: Gov. Justice extends closure of Monongalia County bars for an additional 10 days

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he has issued an executive order​, extending the closure of all bars in Monongalia County for an additional 10 days.

View the order on the Governor’s website

“Monongalia County remains a hotspot and going to a bar is among the riskiest things that we can do at a time where we’re trying to contain this terrible virus,” Gov. Justice said. “We’ve seen some of our numbers across the state start to move in our favor just in the past day or so, but it’s absolutely crucial for us to see continued improvement in Monongalia County in the days ahead. It is our hope to be able to get these businesses reopened as soon as safety can be ensured for all.”

As of Thursday morning, July 23, more than 17.9 percent of West Virginia’s active cases were located in Monongalia County. Their 289 active cases are the highest total for any county statewide.

“At the end of the day, we need a little more time to see where our numbers are headed,” Gov. Justice said. “We cannot afford to make a wrong move and end up right back where we started or worse.”

The order was also requested by the Monongalia County Commission to help ensure the health and safety of citizens.

The order keeps all Monongalia County bars closed for the on-premises consumption of food or drinks or occupancy by the general public. However, customers will still be permitted to pick up food or drinks to be taken away.

The new order also allows patrons to be seated, for dining, at tables and bar tops within “bar areas” of restaurants, hotels, and other similar facilities, subject to the same limitations that are in place for restaurants. The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration will soon issue further guidance regarding this limitation to these facilities.

The new order extends the countywide bar closure, established under Executive Order 52-20, until Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.