West Virginians are beginning to see the state slowly going back to normal since the epidemic dramatically altered lives two months ago.
A virtual Town Hall meeting was held Wednesday evening featuring federal, state, local government, and community leaders.
The Mountain State is nine days away from indoor dining, retail stores, and campsites returning. Outdoor dining, salons and outpatient surgeries have already begun to open.
Gov. Jim Justice applauded how the state is doing while also keeping safety is a priority. He says that what’s happening in the mountain state is nothing short of a miracle, since West Virginia is in the hot bed for Coronavirus, yet the surrounding states have more positive cases and deaths
There is $3 trillion in benefits being proposed in the House. Sen. Manchin believes some of that money should assist with testing, supplies and PPE, which would be sent out to states and individuals.
Bishop Mark Brennen of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston also gave an update during the meeting.
He says various churches in the diocese are opening its doors by the end of the month. Social distancing and face masks practices will continue.