Maskless Exercising Allowed In West Virginia

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice during his briefing on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021
(Courtesy: Gov. Jim Justice)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Monday lifted a limit on the number of people who can gather for social events and tweaked the state’s face-covering mandate to allow people exercising indoors to go maskless.

The governor had already lifted most other restrictions on businesses and public life.

Residents engaging in physical activity at a fitness center or other indoor space can take off their masks.

But they are expected to wear them at all other times, such as when resting at a gym.

About 38% of residents have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose, while 28.4% are fully vaccinated, state data show.

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