WV Gov. Justice announces fairs and festivals can resume on July 1

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice made several announcements during Thursday’s virtual news briefing.

Gov. Justice announced that an online, interactive map has been put together to show residents where they can get help with food. The map shows nearly 600 sites across the state. Those who don’t have internet access can call 2-1-1 to get the same information.

The governor also announced that fairs and festivals, in the state, can resume on July 1, under certain guidelines. Those guidelines will be released Friday, Justice said.

Justice said the state is ready to begin sending funds from the CARES Act out to cities and counties in the state, but needs applications from those entities before funding can be released.

Gov. Justice said that he has been in contact with Major League Baseball’s commissioner and is confident that all four minor league teams will be operating in West Virginia next season. The governor did not have any information on the possibility of minor league baseball being played this season.

During Thursday’s briefing, Justice also addressed comments he made Wednesday about former President Barack Obama. You can find more on that here.

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