By Sarah Richardson
A number of Lewisburg eateries have opened their doors this week as the Governor continues to move forward with his comeback plan. Beginning May 26, bars were permitted to reopen, and last week’s reopenings included indoor and outdoor dining, retail establishments, and more. Public restrooms around town, including at local parks, are now open as well.
Starting this weekend, Saturday, May 30, spas and massage businesses, video lottery retailers, swimming pools, and indoor amusement such as bowling alleys will be permitted to open.
The Health Department has announced there will be drive-through community testing for coronavirus on Monday, June 1, at the WV State Fairgrounds form 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enter from 219 North at the Livestock Gate. If you have insurance, bring your card as it will be charged, but there is no copay. If you do not have insurance, Medicaid will be charged. A doctor’s order is not required for testing.
It is still recommended to avoid crowds, and to wear a mask while in public. Dr. Clay Marsh states that if 80 percent of all people wear masks, we can starve out the virus. Frequent handwashing is strongly encouraged as well to prevent the spread of germs.
As of press time, there have been no new cases confirmed in the county this week.