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: Allegheny County Police Investigating Shots Fired In North Versailles
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: Fatal Police Shooting In Ohio Hospital Caught On Officer Body Camera
Justice reiterated that he is continuing to follow the advice of medical experts when it comes to the pandemic in West Virginia.MORE NEWS: West Virginia's Offer Of Cash And Free Recreational Destination Passes Receives Huge Response
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.