West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice dispelled rumors he would initiate another shutdown Wednesday and, instead, encouraged residents to continue wearing masks while indoors in public places.
“I want to make one thing clear: Jim Justice does not want to shut anything down in this state,” the governor said in a statement. “I’m trying, with all in me, to just go one teeny step: asking you to wear your masks. There is not a part of me that has a thought, today, to shut anything down. Stop this nonsense. All we’re trying to do is to get to that vaccine by asking everyone to wear their masks.”