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Governor & DHHR Correspondence


Letter from DHHR Secretary Crouch Re: Rescinding of Previous Directives Issued on March 26, 2020 (4/30/2020)
OHFLAC Application Letter for Return to Surgeries and Procedures (4/21/2020)
Letter to Governor Justice Requesting Liability Protection (4/13/2020)
Letter to Governor Justice on Response Efforts (4/1/2020)
Letter from DHHR Secretary Crouch Re: non-emergent, non-urgent directives (3/26/2020)

 

Governor Executive Orders


Executive Order No. 54-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order The Suspension Of A Statutory Regulation Regarding The Number Of Hours Part-Time Professional Personnel Can Work In A Year.

Executive Order No. 53-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order That The Applicable Provisions Of Chapter 8, Article 1, Section 5A, Are Suspended To The Extent That The Payment Of The Annual Assessment Due From Municipalities To The Municipal Home Rule Program Shall Be Extended To September 1, 2020.

Executive Order No. 52-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order That All Bars In Monongalia County Shall Not Allow On-Premises Consumption Of Food Or Drink Or Occupancy By The General Public For Purposes Other Than Picking Up Food And/Or Drink From Such Establishments To Be Taken Away.

Executive Order No. 51-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order The Amendment And Supplement Of Previous Executive Orders Regarding The Limitation On Gathering Size, Amusement Parks, And Prohibited Activities.

Executive Order No. 50-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order, All Individuals Age 9 And Over Within The State Of West Virginia Shall Wear An Adequate Face Covering When In Confined, Indoor Spaces, Other Than When In One's Residence Or When Actively Engaged In The Comsumption Of Food And/Or Beverage, And When Not Able To Adequately Social Distance From Other Individuals Who Do Not Reside In The Same Household.

Executive Order No. 49-20
Declare And Order Provisions Of Previous Executive Orders Are Amended And Supplemented Regarding Fairs, Festivals, Amusement Parks, And Prohibited Activities.

Executive Order No. 48-20
Declare And Order That All Departments, Agencies, Bureaus, Sections, Boards, Commissions And Other Organization Units Within The Executive Branch Of State Government Shall Take Immediate Action To Effect A Spending Reduction Of Their General Revenue Appropriations For Fiscal Year 2020.

Executive Order No. 47-20
Order The Transfer Of Money From The Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund To The Balance Of The General Revenue Fund In Order To Make Timely Payments Of The State's Obligations.

​Executive Order No. 46-20
As A Necessary Measure In Response To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order The Suspension Of Referenced Regulatory Statute To The Extent That The Date By Which Racetrack Table Games License Renewal Fee, Presently By July 1, 2020, Shall Be Due By October 1, 2020.

​Executive Order No. 45-20
As Part Of The Comeback Plan For The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order, The Amendment And Supplement Of Previous Executive Orders Regarding Graduatioin Ceremonies To Be Held By Educational Institutions, Racetracks, And Prohibited Activities.

Executive Order No. 44-20
As Part Of The Comeback Plan From The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Terminating Or Amending Previous Executive Orders Regarding Campgrounds And Golf Cart Occupancy.

Executive Order No. 43-20
As Part Of The Comeback Plan From The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order Amending And Supplementing Previous Executive Orders Regarding Educational Institutions And Low-Contact Sports.

Executive Order No. 42-20
As Part Of The Comeback Plan From The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order Amending And Supplementing Previous Executive Orders Regarding Gathering Size, Theaters, Casinos, And Prohibited Activities

Executive Order No. 41-20
As Part Of The Comeback Plan From The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Amending And Supplementing Previous Executive Orders Regarding Spas And Massage Businesses, Pools, Indoor Amusement, Limited Video Lottery Retailers, And Prohibited Activities

Executive Order No. 40-20
As Part Of The Comeback Plan From The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order The Amendment And Supplement Of Previous Executive Orders Regarding Food, Beverage, And Agriculture; Museums, Zoos, And Prohibited Activities

Executive Order No. 39-20
As Part Of The Comeback Plan From The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order Amendments And Supplements To Previous Executive Orders Regarding Re-Opening Of Certain Businesses Provided That Safety Measures Are In Place; And Terminating The 14 Day Self-Isolation Period For People Entering WV From Areas With Substantial Community Spread Of Covid-19.

Executive Order No. 38-20 
As Part Of The Changing Response To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Previous Executive Orders 20-20, 21-20 And 22-20 Regarding Additional Heightened Measures To Be Taken In Certain Counties Of The State Are Terminated In Their Entirety.

Executive Order No. 37-20
Under The Comeback Plan From The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virues, Order Amending Or Rescinding Previous Executive Orders Regarding Fitness Centers, Gymnasiums, Recreation Centers And Similar Businesses.

Executive Order No. 36-20
As Part Of The Comeback Plan In Response To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order, The Amendment Of Certain Previous Executive Orders To Allow The Reopening Of Wellness Center Facilities That Offer Exercise Therapy, Physical Therapy, Post-Operative Therapy, And/Or Rehabilitative Therapy Programs To Individuals; And Allowing For The Reopening Of Drive-In Movie Theaters.

Executive Order No. 35-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order, Testing On All Individuals Who Reside Or Work In Assisted Living Residences And Residential Care Communities Licensed By The Dhhr; And Testing Of All Individuals Who Work In Child Care Centers Licensed By The Dhhr.

Executive Order No. 34-20
Declare And Order That Executive Order 24-20 Is Terminated And Without Further Effect On May 5, 2020.

Executive Order No. 33-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order Amending Executive Orders 21-20 And 24-20 By Terminating The Provisions That Pertain To Jackson County, Kanawha County, And Ohio County Only.

Executive Order No. 32-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order, Certain Provisions Of Previous Executive Orders Are Amended Or Terminated.

Executive Order No. 31-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order That The Listed Statutory Regulations Are Suspended For The Duration Of The State Of Emergency.

Executive Order No. 30-20 Healthcare Related
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Order And Declare That Provisions Of Previous Executive Orders Are Amended Regarding Certain Health Care Providers And Practitioners And Chapter 30 Health Care Boards.

Executive Order No. 29-20 
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order That The Provisions Of Executive Order 20-20 Are Terminated With Respect To Morgan County Only.

Executive Order No. 28-20 Healthcare Related
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Order And Declare An Amendment To Eo 16-20, Outling A Procedure To Allow More Urgent Elective Medical Procedures To Be Resumed At A Hospital Or Amublatory Surgical Center That Is Regulated By Ohflac.

Executive Order No. 27-20 Healthcare Related
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order Testing Of All Individuals Who Reside Or Work In The Nursing Homes Throughout The State.

Executive Order No. 26-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order That The Listed Statutory Regulations Are Suspended For The Duration Of The State Of Emergency.

Executive Order No. 25-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order, For Jackson County, The Listed Provisions Of Executive Order 9-20 Are Amended

Executive Order No. 24-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order For The Counties Of Cabell, Ohio, Wayne, And Wood, Listed Provisions Of Executive Order 9-20 Are Amended.

Executive Order No. 23-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order The Listed Statutory Regulations And Provisions Are Suspended; And, Declare And Order, Effective April 10, 2020, Procedures For All Public And Private Golf Courses; And Allowance For Municipality's To Hold Elections On Primary Elections Day, June 9, 2020.

Executive Order No. 22-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order, For Marion County Certain Provisions Of Eo No. 9-20 Are Amended

Executive Order No. 21-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order, For The Counties Of Harrison, Kanawha, And Monongalia, Certain Provisions Of Executive Order 9-20 And Other Executive Orders Are Amended As Listed.

Executive Order No. 20-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order, For The Counties Of Berkeley, Jefferson And Morgan, Certain Provisions Of Executive Order 9-20 And Other Executive Orders Are Amended As Listed.

Executive Order No. 19-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order That The Listed Regulatory Statutes Are Suspended For The Duration Of The State Of Emergency

Executive Order No. 18-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order That The Primary Election That Was Scheduled To Be Held On May 12, 2020 Shall Be Moved To June 9, 2020.

Executive Order No. 17-20 Healthcare Related
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order That The Listed Statutory Regulations Are To Be Suspended For The Duration Of The State Of Emergency.

Executive Order No. 16-20 Healthcare Related
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order That All Elective Medical Procedures Are Hereby Prohibited.

Executive Order No. 15-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order, That All Private Campgrounds Shall Be Closed To Any New Arrivals To Such Private Campgrounds Who Have Traveled From Outside Of West Virginia, With Listed Exceptions.

Executive Order No. 14-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order, Effective March 31, 2020, All State Park Campgrounds Shall Be Closed; That All Individuals Who Are Traveling From Areas With Substantial Spread Of Covid-19 Are Required To Isolate For 14 Days Upon Entry To WV; To The Extent Permitted By Law, The WV State Police May Monitor The State Roads And Highways For Travel From Those Areas; An Individual Who Fails To Comply With This Order Shall Be Guilty Of A Misdemeanor.

Executive Order No. 13-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order The Suspension Of Listed Statutory Regulations Regarding Taxes.

Executive Order No. 12-20
As A Necessary Measure To Repsond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order That The Listed Statutory Regulations Are To Be Reinstated Immediately.

Executive Order No. 11-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Order And Declare The Listed Statutory Regulations Are To Be Suspended For The Duration Of The State Of Emergency; And To Amend Paragraph 5 Of Executive Order No. 7-20

Executive Order No. 10-20 Healthcare Related
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Covid-19 Virus, Declare And Order That The Listed Statutory Regulations Are To Be Suspended For The Duration Of The State Of Emergency; And Declare And Order The Listed Paragraphs Of Executive Order No. 7-20 Are Amended

Executive Order No. 9-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Covid-19 Virus, Delare And Order: 1. Stay At Home Or Your Place Of Residence; 2. Non-Essential Businesses And Operations Must Temporarily Cease Operations; 3. Essential Businesses And Operations Shall Continue To Operate; 4. Prohibitied Activities; 5. Avoid Social Gatherings; 6. Explanation Of Intent Of The Order; 7. Enforcement; 8. Duration

Executive Order No. 8-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Order That Effective March 21, 2020, All WV State Park Lodges Throughout The 55 Counties Of WV And The Hatfield Mccoy Trail Shall Not Allow Occupancy By The General Public.

Excutive Order No. 7-20 Healthcare Related
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Order That Specified Statutory Regulations Are To Be Suspended For The Duration Of The State Of Emergency

Executive Order No. 6-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of Covid-19, Declare And Order That, Effective March 20, 2020, All Barber Shops, Nail Salons And Hair Salons Throughout The 55 Counties Of WV Shall Not Allow Occupancy By The General Public.

Executive Order No. 5-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of Covid-19, Declare That Counties Have Authority And Flexibility To Evaluate Courthouse Services And Staffing And To Make Decisions That Are In The Best Interest Of Each Respective County.

Executive Order No. 4-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Virus, Direct That Individuals Who, Due To A Documented Condition Or Due To Communicable Disease Control Measures Related To Covid-19, Are Separated From Employment, Shall Be Eligible For Unemployment Benefits; Allowing Flexibility In Waiving Certain Requirements Of Unemployment Benefits; And Order To Postpone All Mandatory In-Person Contact With Individuals Seeking Unemployment Benefits, As Long As The State Of Emergency For Covid-19 Remains In Effect.

Executive Order No. 3-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Covid-19 Virus, Order, Effective March 19, 2020, All Fitness Centers, Gymnasiums, Recreation Centers, And Similar Businesses Or Entities Where The Public Tends To Congegrate For Recreation, Sport, Or Similar Leisure Activities Throughout The 55 Counties Of WV Shall Not Allow Occupancy By The General Public.

Executive Order No. 2-20
As A Necessary Measure To Respond To The Outbreak Of Covid-19, Order That Effective March 18, 2020, All Casinos Shall Be Closed To The General Public And That All Restaurants And Bars Throughout The 55 Counties Of WV Shall Not Allow On-Premises Consumption Of Food Or Drink Or Occupancy By The General Public For Purposes Other Than Picking Up Food And/Or Drink From Such Establishment To Be Taken Away.