West Virginia Strong - The Comeback Plan


WV Strong, The-Comeback logo.jpgOn Monday, April 27, 2020, Gov. Jim Justice unveiled his comprehensive plan to reopen various aspects of the state and its economy, putting West Virginia on the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan is called “West Virginia Strong – The Comeback” and allows businesses in certain sectors to reopen in phases over the next six weeks if the rate of positive COVID-19 cases in the state remains low.

Opening Criteria
If the statewide cumulative percent of positive test results (available at Coronavirus.wv.gov) remains below 3% from Monday, April 27, through Wednesday, April 29, the six-week reopening process will begin.
The Week 1 phase of re-openings will begin on Thursday, April 30. From there, each phase of the reopening process for Weeks 2-6 will begin on Monday of each subsequent week. Case numbers will continue to be monitored throughout the entire reopening process.
Reopening is a Choice, Not a Requirement
Businesses included in each phase of this reopening plan are not required to resume operations on any specific date.                                                                                              This plan provides the option for reopening, not a requirement.

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  • Expanded testing capacity
  • Increased hospital surge capacity while allowing elective medical procedures to restart this week
  • Ramping up our supply of PPE
  • Ramping up our contact tracing capability


  • Continue to practice physical distancing
  • Wear face coverings in public where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • Follow statewide Stay at Home Order until lifted
  • Follow all county Health Department regulations
  • Telework when possible

For more details, see Governor’s TIMELINE.

Also see the Governor's Safer at Home Executive Order

Keep track of WV's Coronavirus infections, data and news at WVDHHR.   

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