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Gov. Justice says color-coded system will determine whether W.Va. schools will stay open

August 5th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

While acknowledging that the situation surrounding COVID-19 is still fluid, W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that schools are still on track to reopen on September 8 along with virtual options for parents still concerned with physically sending their children back into the classroom.

“Today I am extremely proud to announce that we have safe methods to reopen our schools that we built in from a stand point of local control and scientific metrics.”

Gov. Justice says his administration and health officials are in the process of developing a color-coded system that will measure COVID-19 numbers county by county.

Gov. Justice says this system will determine whether or not school districts will remain open. For example, the governor said Wednesday if a county is ‘in the red’ schools will close in that county and all students will transition to remote learning. Gov. Justice also said Wednesday that if a school district closes that also means sports activities will be halted.

4 Responses to “Gov. Justice says color-coded system will determine whether W.Va. schools will stay open”

  1. August 05, 2020 at 6:03 pm, mac said:

    I’m glad that I don’t have children in a W.Va. school. What an absurd idea, to have some lame color code system to tell families whether or not it’s safe to send the kids to school.
    How many Covid-19 cases are needed to put a school in the ‘red’? How does it go ‘green’ again?
    If distance learning is available don’t take chances, life or death chances.


  2. August 05, 2020 at 6:12 pm, Beth said:

    It’s extremely hard to transition to virtual learning. And what about all of the money parents spend for kids’ athletic equipment? If sports just stop, then what happens? And most sports are played against teams from other counties. How will they maintain schedules with random counties closing? This is very strange.


    • August 05, 2020 at 8:46 pm, Jay said:

      158,000 people dead and you’re worried about sports schedules?>


    • August 06, 2020 at 11:11 am, mac said:

      > Beth, you’re an idiot.


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