West Virginia to end COVID-related emergency order in 2023

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West Virginia's governor is quietly ending their virus related state of emergency. Governor Jim justice, says West Virginia's state of emergency related to COVID-19 will end at the start of the new year. Justice said quietly issued a proclamation about it on November 12th, but waited until Wednesday to make a formal announcement, saying he saw no reason to make a great big hoopla about it. He says he held off ending the emergency so that officials could check that the state would lose out on any opportunities for federal money, justice says the truth is the state of emergency doesn't affect a whole lot, and now we need to move on. The state ranks 31st in the country for new cases per CAPiTA. And in the last two weeks has seen a decrease of 14.6%. I'm Jennifer King

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