West Virginia Governor orders all restaurants, bars and casinos closed after first confirmed case Charles Boothe, Bluefield Daily Telegraph · March 18, 2020 at 8:32 am CHARLESTON — The first positive case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has surfaced in West Virginia, in the Eastern Panhandle. Gov. Jim Justice confirmed that in a press conference just held. West Virginia had been the only state left without a confirmed case. As a result, all restaurants, bars and casinos are being closed. Carryout is okay in the restaurants and bars, but no inside customers.