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Justice closes campgrounds

CHARLESTON – In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Jim Justice signed an executive order Tuesday closing private campgrounds after previously closing state campgrounds, cabins, and lodges.

The order, which goes until effect at midnight, closes all private campgrounds in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus and to discourage out-of-state travelers from coronavirus hotspots from setting up camp.

Justice’s executive order also suspends all elective medical procedures and surgeries for the duration of the state of emergency. Justice said the move would help conserve the supply of personal protective equipment for use in coronavirus cases.

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