Statewide mask mandate lifted
Governor Jim Justice has announced the first winners in the “Do it for Babydog; Save a life, Change a life” Vaccination Sweepstakes.
Justice also announced that he has lifted the Statewide Mask Mandate for all residents. Masks are no longer required indoors, although individual private businesses and schools may require them, if they so desire.
You must receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to be eligible to register for the vaccination sweepstakes. Vaccinations are now available to all West Virginians ages 12 and older.
Register online for the Governor’s “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” vaccination lottery. Additional prize drawings will be held every week through August 4.
Weekly prize giveaways for vaccinated West Virginians, ages 18 and older, include one cash prize of $1 million, two brand new custom-outfitted trucks, 25 weekend getaways to West Virginia State Parks, five lifetime hunting licenses, five lifetime fishing licenses, five custom hunting rifles, and five custom hunting shotguns. Additionally, two full four-year scholarships to any public institution in the state will also be given away each week to vaccinated West Virginians ages 12-25.
The final drawing will also include a $1.588 million grand prize and a $588,000 second prize.
More than 246,000 West Virginians have registered for the sweepstakes to date. To register, visit DoitforBabydog.wv.gov
The winners in the first drawing are as follows:
$1 Million Winner – Karen Foley, Mineral Wells
Truck Winners – Melissa Spivy, Vienna and Ralph Paugh, Parkersburg
College Scholarship Winners – Rebecca Osborne, Hurricane and Elizabeth Ball, Nitro
Lifetime Hunting License Winners – Geneva Blake, Washington; Christopher Harvey Jr., Maben; Sabrina Morrison, Huntington; Dickie Roberts, Lewisburg and Shirley Young, Bomont
Lifetime Fishing License Winners – James Browning Sr., Dry Branch; Sharon Cope, Frankford; Andrew Humphreys, Charleston; Joshua Rakosi, Morgantown and Cathy Osborne, Rainelle
Custom Hunting Rifle Winners – Charles Moats, Philippi; Heather Petry, Scott Depot; Bryan Price, Hurricane; Christy Reger, Nutter Fort and Justin Myers, Hurricane
Custom Hunting Shotgun Winners – Xavier Alston, Fairmont; Stephen Barberio, Clarksburg; Deborah McNew, Princeton; David Shipman, Wheeling and Bonnie Taylor, Montcalm
State Park Weekend Getaway Winners – Thomas Binns, Elkins; Gerald Boone, Prichard; Carol Burge, Moundsville; Brandon Cork, Wellsburg; Victoria Dennison, Davisville; Deborah Dickens, Reynolds-ville; Keith Ewing, Hico; Kevin Ford, Charleston; Bonnie Gibson, Princeton; Cathy Harless, Charleston; Edith Harrison, Parkersburg; Lisa Hewitt, Kearneysville; Kimberly Jackson, Princeton; Beverly Machir, Nitro; Travis Persinger, Fayetteville; Lana Plymale, Kenova; Wesley Runyan, Cross Lanes; Mary Anne Seckel, Morgantown; Jeff Sine, Falling Waters; Ronald Smith III, Huntington; Jason Thompson, Mount Hope; Caroline White, Fairmont; Lindsay White, Elkview; Jessica Workman, Crawley and Jaime Young, Wheeling