Do you want to make a mask for yourself? Here is information and instructions on how to do so.
Do you want to make masks for others? Follow the instructions and drop off masks at Monongalia County Health Department. There is a receptacle at the front entrance at the UPPER LEVEL. Our address is 453 Van Voorhis, across from United Bank and WVU University Police.
The American with Disabilities Act allows for accommodations for those who cannot wear a mask, but cards that say an individual is exempt from a mask mandate aren't legitimate.
Bars vs. Restaurants:
Regarding Gov. Jim Justice's July 13 order to close Monongalia County bars for 10 days, here is the definition of what constitutes a bar versus a restaurant:
Bars establishments must serve “freshly prepared food “ (i.e. very limited menu, prepackaged frozen entrees, only offers chips, pretzel, etc. would not be considered “freshly prepared food”) to considered a restaurant.
(1) "Bar" means an establishment that is devoted to the serving of alcoholic beverages for consumption by guests on the premises and in which the serving of food is only incidental to the consumption of those beverages, including, but not limited to, hot spots, taverns, nightclubs, cocktail lounges.
(2) "Restaurant" means an eating establishment, including, but not limited to, coffee shops, cafeterias, sandwich stands and private and public school cafeterias, which gives or offers for sale food to the public, guests or employees, as well as kitchens and catering facilities in which food is prepared on the premises for serving elsewhere. The term shall include a bar area within any restaurant.