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People ‘actively engaged’ in sports, indoor exercise no longer need to wear masks in West Virginia

Order asks people to wear mask when resting
Governor Jim Justice updated mask guidelines for people playing sports and "actively engaged"...
Governor Jim Justice updated mask guidelines for people playing sports and "actively engaged" at indoor fitness facilities Monday.(KY3)
Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 7:41 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va., (WSAZ) - You no longer have to wear a mask when working out in West Virginia.

That is according to the updated executive order updated by Gov. Jim Justice on Monday.

As part of Executive Order 12-21, signed on April 19, 2021, Gov. Justice announced an additional exemption to the Statewide Indoor Face Covering Requirement so that, if you are actively engaged in physical activity like indoor sports, you do not need to wear a face covering.

The order also says that a mask does not need to be worn when one is using an exercise machine in an indoor facility.

The order goes on to say that when a person is sitting on the bench or moving between pieces of equipment at a fitness center, face coverings should be worn.

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