COVID-19 Update: Governor’s Executive Order 22-20 Includes Marion County as “Hot Spot”

On April 3, 2020, Governor Justice issued Executive Order 20-20 imposing additional restrictive measures on movement and the operation of businesses in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties in response to developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday, April 4, 2020, the Governor followed up by issuing Executive Order 21-20, adding Kanawha, Harrison, and Monongalia Counties to the list of counties where the additional restrictions are in effect.

On April 8, 2020, Governor Justice followed up his prior two executive orders with Executive Order 22-20, which now includes Marion County as an area subject to additional restrictive measures.

In addition to limiting group gatherings to five people and imposing other movement restrictions on individuals, Executive Order 22-20 orders Essential Businesses and Operations (as defined in Section 3 of Executive Order 9-20), that are permitted to continue to operate during the COVID-19 crisis, to cause workers to work remotely or from home to the maximum extent possible. Executive Order 22-20 further empowers the Marion County Health Department establish and enforce protocols to limit or regulate the operations Essential Businesses. Executive Orders 20-20,  21-20, and 22-20 also authorize the West Virginia State Police to enforce the Executive Orders and the orders of local health departments issued under the authority of the Executive Orders of the Governor.

Below are links to local health department COVID-19 directives and orders in the affected counties that are available at this time:

Berkeley-Morgan Counties Covid-19 Directive (April 4, 2020)

Harrison-Clarksburg Board of Health Order (April 6, 2020)

Jefferson County Board of Health Shelter-in-Place Order (April 5, 2020)

Jefferson County Board of Health Additions and Amendments to April 5, 2020 Order (April 8, 2020)

Kanawha Charleston Health Department Order (April 5, 2020)

Monongalia County Health Department Order (April 7, 2020)


More information can also be obtained by reaching out to the local health department in each of the affected counties.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Lewis Glasser if we can assist you in understanding the impact of the Governor’s executive orders or local health department orders.


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