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Gov. Justice orders bars in Mon. County to temporarily close

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has order bars in Monongalia County to close.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has order bars in Monongalia County to close.(WSAZ)
Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 12:54 PM EDT
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MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has order bars in Monongalia County to close.

During Monday’s press briefing, Justice ordered bars to close for 10 days.

Justice said the reason for the temporary closure is because of the spike in cases in the county.

He said that Monongalia County is a hotspot.

As of 10 a.m., Monongalia County has a total of 526 cases of COVID-19, according to the health department.

Justice also placed a restriction on group sizes. Groups no larger than 25 can gather.

“We’ve got to significantly restrict the crowd size again. We went to 100, now we are going to go back to 25,” he said.

The restriction does not apply to churches, but Justice reminded everyone that it is mandatory to wear a mask inside churches.

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