CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The path to reopening in West Virginia runs through the phone.

Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday said he is lifting coronavirus restrictions on gyms after business owners called his office, a day after he bent to similar requests from tanning salons.

Gyms can reopen Monday.

Tanning salons, restaurants at half capacity, big-box stores, and businesses that rent all-terrain vehicles, bicycles and other outdoor recreational items can reopen Thursday.

Campgrounds can also reopen for in-state residents Thursday.

Justice told reporters it is “absolutely, 180 degrees wrong” to suggest he is making decisions based on who calls his office.

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