On November 13, 2020, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed Executive Order No. 77-20 mandating face coverings to be worn at all times in all public indoor places in West Virginia. The order does not apply to children under age nine, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. All businesses must post signs notifying the public of the face covering mandate and ensure the requirement is being followed.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services provides the following face covering posters for all public buildings in West Virginia:
The executive order is effective November 14, 2020.