West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that West Virginia State Fair organizers opted to cancel this year’s event due to concerns about spreading Covid-19.
Justice had signed off on the fair happening, but organizers still decided to cancel, partially due to recent spread of the virus at churches in the state, as well as the possibility of Myrtle Beach-goers bringing back the virus from South Carolina.
By the numbers: The state has not had a Covid-related death since June 12 and infection rate stands at 1.67%, the governor said.
Starting Monday, spectators will be allowed at outside events and youth sports teams will reconvene.
Justice was asked a question on whether this should or will be reconsidered in light of outbreaks at churches and places of congregation, to which Justice said that they’re constantly rethinking everything and will make decisions accordingly.
Source: CNN News