WV Gov. Justice announces new ‘Do it for Babydog’ vaccine sweepstakes, not enough info yet for mask mandate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice again sounded the alarm all through Friday’s digital COVID-19, reporting that 18 counties are now “red,” with only two inexperienced counties still left.

The governor urged people with compromised immune devices to dress in masks, but claimed that he does not have ample details to reinstate a statewide mask mandate. Justice claimed that tiered mask mandates, possibly dependent on the county notify map, are on the desk and that much more dialogue will occur above the weekend.

12 News questioned the governor if he ended up sending a child, far too younger to be vaccinated, to college, would he have them have on a mask. In his mind, the determination would be a “toss-up,” he explained. You can observe his entire reply down below:

With extra than 4,000 extra vaccinations provided given that Wednesday, the governor reported the point out is doing a “half way decent work of obtaining individuals vaccinated, but it’s not superior more than enough.” Younger people today (ages 12–35) are nevertheless the place of issue, Justice stated.

Do it for Babydog: Spherical 2

With “Babydog” sitting down on a chair next to him, the governor announced a 2nd round of the state’s vaccine sweepstakes.

Prizes will involve:

  • Five whole scholarships per 7 days for those people aged 12–25
  • A quite large-finish luxurious sports automobile every single 7 days, a Corvette was shown
  • Custom ATVs, aspect-by-sides and zero change lawnmowers
  • $150,000 dream marriage packages
  • Free of charge gasoline for 10 years to two folks per week
  • 6 season ticket offers to WVU and Marshall sporting events
  • Five time ski lifts tickets every week
  • A personalized fishing boat

Registration will start on Monday, Aug. 23. Even individuals registered for the very first spherical of the sweepstakes will have to have to re-sign-up. The initially drawing will be held on Aug. 31 and drawings will be held each Tuesday for 6 weeks.

The software will yet again be compensated for with federal CARES Act funding to the tune of $6 to $8 million, Gov. Justice said. We have bought the funds to do it” It is sort of shame that we’ve received to do a little something to incentivize individuals to get vaccinated to try to save their lives, but we do anything and anything we can to get people today throughout the end line,” stated the governor.

The governor pointed to somewhere around 180,000 folks who obtained vaccinated in 1st round as a reason for spherical two, saying that any one rooting for the work to are unsuccessful is basically rooting for far more people today to die.