West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice issued a stay at home order Monday directing all West Virginia residents to stay at home and limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs due to the spread of COVID19 in the Mountain State.

The order takes affect at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the order, residents should not go to work unless they are providing essential services or work for an essential business as defined by the order. The order is available at governor.wv.gov

Residents also should not visit family and friends if there is not urgent need; maintain no  less than six feet of distance from others when they go out; visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility or other.

The order stipulates that residents can do the following: go to the grocery, convenience or warehouse store; go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities; go to medical appointments; go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive-thru; care for or support a friend or family member; take a walk, ride a bike, hike, jog and be in nature for exercise; walk pets and take them to the veterinarian; help someone get necessary supplies; receive deliveries from any business which delivers.