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Today, Interim City Manager Emily Muzzarelli signed a written order prohibiting parties and social gatherings at residential units in certain areas of the city.
Authorization for the order comes from city council’s approval of Emergency Ordinance 2020-5 on Sept. 1, which authorized the City Manager to further limit the numbers allowed to gather both socially, in private residences, and in eating and drinking establishments if needed.
Since the adoption of Emergency Ordinance 2020-5, the rate of COVID-19 infection in Monongalia County has increased from 17.86 per 100,000 people to 37.33 per 100,000 people, and Monongalia County is now designated “red” on Governor Justice’s County Alert System. The increase in infections has coincided with numerous reports of large student gatherings failing to observe mask requirements and social distancing protocols.
To assist in the prevention of these high-risk house party events, which would likely further the spread of COVID-19 infections, the following public health measures are adopted:
The written order will go into effect beginning at 12 a.m. on Sept. 11. For previous emergency ordinances passed by council and written orders signed by the city manger, please review the updates section on our COVID-19 response page.
View the map where public gatherings are prohibited.