W.Va. health officials urge businesses to limit number of customers

Health officials in West Virginia urge essential businesses staying open to limit customers to maintain 6 feet of space between them to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Health officials in West Virginia urge essential businesses staying open to limit customers to maintain 6 feet of space between them.

Dr. Sherri Young, health officer and executive director of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, made that announcement Tuesday.

Young says this will encourage social distancing that's vital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We must stay vigilant and continue to stay apart so we can slow the spread of COVID-19,” Young said in a news release.

Young also recommends that anyone who traveled from high-transmission areas of COVID-19 to isolate themselves for 14 days after arriving in West Virginia. They should monitor themselves for novel coronavirus-related symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Anyone with questions about COVID-19 may call the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department’s hotline at 304-348-1088.