West Virginia

  • Where can I find this state’s “stay at home” or “shelter in place” order?
  • Does the state’s order provide any specific exemptions concerning aviation activities?    No  
  • Is there any interpretive guidance available concerning aviation activities?  No
  • Who can I contact to request clarification or additional guidance?
    For general Info and/or questions, please email dot.info@wv.gov
Additional notes: 
Frequently Asked Questions: https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Documents/COVID19_Stay-Home-WV-FAQ_2020_03-29.pdf

Q: When can I leave my home? What is an essential activity or service?
A:Essential activities include going to the grocery store or gas station; picking up a prescription or receiving non-elective medical care; attending a place of worship; checking on relatives; and getting outdoor exercise for yourself, your children and your pets. They also include working jobs to provide essential services.

Q: How will the Stay-at-Home order affect travel and transportation?
A: West Virginians can drive themselves when possible, or walk. Public transportation and ridesharing will be for essential travel only. The same goes for air travel. Roads, bridges and borders will remain open
  • What other resources should I consult before deciding to fly? Check with local governments (counties, cities, etc.) for any additional restrictions.
Additional recommendations:
  • Pilots are reminded to carefully check all NOTAMs before flight and be alert for ATC service reductions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Pilots should also contact the Airport Manager prior to departure/arrival to confirm availability of services. 
  • AOPA cannot provide legal advice or legal opinions on State restrictions.  Members are encouraged to contact the AOPA Pilot Information Center at (800) USA-AOPA for the names of AOPA Legal Services Plan Panel Attorneys licensed to practice in your state.   
  • AOPA recommends following all guidance provided by the CDC and state and local officials.   Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 impacts to General Aviation at this AOPA web page

Posted by AOPA Announcements on Apr 23, 2020 8:36 AM EDT