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COVID-19 Business Resources
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COVID-19 Resource Page

As we continue to prioritize our community’s safety, please visit the COVID-19 Resources For Businesses page above for a list of resources to support your business or organization in serving the community as safely as possible.

Ready. Set. Reopen. serves as a framework for our community to reopen its businesses in accordance with federal and state guidelines and ensure we limit the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible.



Develop your plan to reopen by utilizing the provided resources and toolkits.



Gather your needed supplies and set up your physical space according to your plan.



Communicate, evaluate, and be willing to modify your plan as needed after reopening.

The Cabell-Huntington Health Department along with community partners have developed a Business and Economic Community Transition document for Cabell County and the City of Huntington.

The Cabell-Huntington Health Department has created downloadable toolkits and additional resources for each industry.

Guidance for Businesses

Routine testing of employees for COVID-19 is NOT required to reopen businesses.

Guidance for Businesses

All businesses will take actions to establish an appropriate social distance of 6 feet by marking areas where people may stand in line, creating one-way isles, provide signage outlining the distancing guidelines and any other restrictions which limit close contact of people.

Guidance for Businesses

Limit customers to 2 individuals per 1,000 square feet of customer floor space.

Guidance for Businesses

Businesses less than 1,000 square feet of customer floor space shall not permit that space to be occupied by more than 5 people.

Guidance for Businesses

For businesses whose sales are 80% grocery, not more than 3 individuals per 1,000 square feet of floor space at any given time.

Guidance for Businesses

Each business shall track the number of people per square foot who enter and leave the premises. Control should occur on a one in/one out basis.

Guidance for Businesses

Businesses shall encourage customers to place their order ahead and pick up and pay without entering the business when possible.

Guidance for Businesses

Any business open to the public will prominently display the directives required by this section in a conspicuous manner at each public point of entry to the business.

Guidance for Businesses

All workers are encouraged to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth while in spaces with customers and other workers.

Guidance for Businesses

All customers are encouraged and/or provided a mask or face covering that covers their mouth and nose.

Guidance for Businesses

Ability to source, obtain and sustain delivery of protective supplies such as gloves, disinfecting spray/paper towels, hand wipes, soap for restrooms, and hand sanitizer placed throughout the business at appropriate levels.

Guidance for Businesses

Provide barriers (shield, face masks, or face shields) for employees exposed to the general public.

Guidance from the Governor’s Office

Face Covering Requirement

Gov. Justice announced an executive order requiring people 9 years and up to wear a face covering in confined public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.

Learn more

Toolkit Signage

In accordance with the updated Executive Order regarding the mask mandate in West Virginia, and with the CDC guidance for fully vaccinated individuals, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department encourages businesses, restaurants, school systems, and local government to establish practices consistent with the needs of those they serve. If needed, below is signage that can be used to encourage mask wearing within your organization. Feel free to include your organization’s logo and any specific requirement related to mask wearing in your facility.

For additional questions related to COVID-19, call our COVID-19 hotline at (304) 526-3383.

West Virginia Schools Re-Entry Toolkit from WVDE

The West Virginia School Re-entry Toolkit serves as guidance for counties as they complete their local plans for the return to school. It provides a framework of requirements and recommendations and is subject to change as the COVID-19 virus evolves in West Virginia.


(Clinical and Elective Medical Care)

Assess and source appropriate personal protective equipment, such as N-95 Masks, Surgical Masks, Gloves, Gowns, Face shields, Booties, PAPR, Tyvek Coveralls, Hand Sanitizer, and Hand Soap.

Assessment and inventory of Capacity, Ventilators, Isolation rooms, Surge capacity of hospital or clinical personnel.

Updated Guidance for Nursing Homes

The CDC recently updated their Testing Guidance for Nursing Homes.  After initially performing testing of all residents and staff in response to an outbreak, CDC recommends repeat testing to ensure there are no new infections among residents and staff.  The state will continue to support this updated guidance, by repeat viral testing,  generally every 7 days, until the testing identifies no new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection among residents or HCP for a period of at least 14 days since the most recent positive result.

Please see updated guidance:

Daycare Facilities

(Essential and Permitted)

  • Assess the operations of daycare facilities
  • Assess the capacity of the daycare facility
  • Each daycare shall develop a site-specific infection control plan
  • Obtaining temperatures or symptoms of staff and children (exclude immediately if symptomatic)


  • Develop plans for social distancing including outdoor dining areas, redesign seating arrangements, clear paths for entry and exit, party size and type, and waiting areas.
  • Reduce contact by encouraging take-out orders, utilize outdoor seating areas and reservations, use non-touch or disposable paper menus (or sanitize menu between each use).
  • Develop cleaning and sanitizing protocols and require all employees to wear cloth face coverings.
  • Ensure food safety by encouraging use of designated trash bins and no buffets or self-service.
  • Communicate with customers by posting signage, installing barriers, and using technological solutions where possible to reduce person-to-person interaction. 


Guidance for professional services (such as hair salons, nail salons, barbershops, etc.) has been provided by the board or commission that regulates each professional service.

  • Does the business have policies, procedures and supplies?
  • Can these be sustained and appropriately adjusted?
  • How can the business follow the guidelines established with customer flow and social distancing (2 people per 2000 square feet, 5 total people if under 1000 square feet)?
  • Each business should develop a site-specific plan to ensure compliance with the regulations in place at the time the business prepares for operations.


The more closely you interact with others (less than 6 feet) and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.

If you decide to engage in public activities, continue to prioritize your health by wearing a face covering and washing your hands or using a hand sanitizer frequently.

Prioritize outdoor spaces where people are wearing masks and keeping 6 feet away from others.

    Religious Entities and Funeral Homes

    To the extent that any religious entity or institution
    cannot conduct services remotely, they are asked to conduct services and activities in accordance with federal, state, and local guidance for best practices. 

    • Instruct sick employees, volunteers, and guests to stay home;
    • Practice physical distancing by maintaining appropriate distance (at least
      6 feet) between people;
    • Maintain good hygiene by washing your hands frequently, using hand sanitizer, using your elbow to cover coughs, and not touching your face;
    • Implement environmental cleanliness and sanitation practices; and
    • Clean and disinfect work areas frequently.

    General Guidance and Resources