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Stay Home Order

From the Office of Governor Jim Justice

Stay at Home Order

To further combat the spread of COVID-19 in West Virginia, Gov. Jim Justice issued a Stay at Home Order today, directing all West Virginia residents to stay at home and limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs.



  • Go to the grocery, convenience, or warehouse store
  • Go the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
  • Go to medical appointments (check with your doctor or provider first)
  • Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery, or drive thru
  • Care for or support a friend or family member
  • Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog, and be in nature for exercise- just keep at least 6 feet between you and others
  • Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian if necessary
  • Help someone get necessary supplies
  • Receive deliveries from any business which delivers



  • Go to work unless you are providing essential services or wor for an essential business as defined by the Order (order available at
  • Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
  • Maintain less than six feet of distance from others when you go out
  • Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or other


What is the difference between "Stay at Home" and "Social Distancing"?

Stay at home is a stricter form of social distancing

Stay at home means:

  • Stay home (stay unexposed and do not expose others)
  • Only go out for essential services
  • Stay at least 6 feet or more away from others
  • Don't gather in groups