By: KDKA-TV News Staff
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (KDKA) – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has said that he has no plans to lift the state’s mask mandate.READ MORE: Police: Armed Bystander Intervened In Shooting At Park City Center Mall In Lancaster, Shot Suspect
The decision by Gov. Justice comes after Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced earlier in the week that he would be lifting the mask mandate and reopening the state.READ MORE: New Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens In Westmoreland County
Justice reiterated that he is continuing to follow the advice of medical experts when it comes to the pandemic in West Virginia.MORE NEWS: Allegheny County Police And Corrections Officers Unions Sue Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
He added that he doesn’t know what the big rush to lift mask mandates is and that masks have saved a lot of lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.