CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Effective immediately, the Kanawha County Commission order, entered on July 23, 2020, that required facial coverings for those nine and older who were entering the offices located in the Courthouse at 409 Virginia Street, East, the W. Kent Carper Justice and Public Safety Complex, and the Voter’s Registration Office, has been rescinded.
This is due to the newly released CDC guidelines, and the modified executive order announced today by Governor Jim Justice for the State of West Virginia. According to the directive from Justice during his May 14 press briefing, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a facial covering, and the requirement is fully lifted for those individuals. This applies to all vaccinated county personnel and citizens entering Kanawha County facilities in the original order.
CDC stated in its updated guidance yesterday, “fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”
The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit entered a Judicial Order on May 11, 2020, requiring facial coverings for anyone entering the Judicial Building, and this requirement remains in effect until the court takes further action.