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Bar Closure Extended in Monongalia County

Gov. Jim Justice extended an order that closed all bars in Monongalia County for an additional 10 days. The latest order is effective until Aug. 3. The county includes West Virginia University’s Morgantown campus and students will start moving back into residence halls starting Aug. 8 for the fall semester. Monongalia County has reported at least 791 confirmed virus cases, by far the most in the state. The order does allow customers to purchase take-out food and drinks from Monongalia County bars. It also allows dining in bar areas of restaurants and hotels.