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Local WV Counties Can Continue In Person Learning

October 3rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has posted the October 3, 2020, School Alert System: Saturday Education Map. This map, developed with information from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and vetted by the COVID-19 Data Review Panel, determines which counties will hold in-person and blended instruction, and it will direct the level of extracurricular activities permitted.

The weekly updates are posted at https://wvde.us/reentrymetrics. County plans should be reviewed for additional requirements.

Red (Substantial Community Transmission): Counties must move to remote learning. No extracurricular competitions or practices are permitted. Staff may report to their schools, as determined by the county. Essential support services, including special education and meals, will continue.

Red counties include:

No counties are in the red category at this time.

 

Orange (Heightened Community Transmission): Remote learning required.  Extracurricular activities are limited to conditioning only and sport-specific practicing is not permitted. Marching band is limited to outdoors only. Staff may report to their schools, as determined by the county. Essential support services, including special education and meals, will continue.

Orange counties include:

Boone Harrison Upshur

 

 

 

Gold (Elevated Community Transmission): In-person instruction permitted with increased mitigations including face coverings for children grades 3 and above at all times. Extracurricular activities are permitted in-county (with schools from the same county) and with other gold counties.

Gold counties include:

Barbour Berkeley Doddridge Jackson
Kanawha Randolph    

 

 

 

Yellow (Increased Community Transmission): Counties will continue with in-person instruction. Extracurricular practices and competitions may occur. Health and safety precautions include, at a minimum, face coverings at all times for grades 6 and above.

Yellow counties include:

Grant Lincoln Mingo Nicholas
Putnam Summers Wayne Wyoming

 

 

 

Green (Minimal Community Transmission): Extracurricular practices and competitions may occur. Health and safety precautions include, at a minimum, face coverings in grades 3 and above when students are outside of core groups and in congregant settings and on school buses.

Green counties include:

Braxton Brooke Cabell Calhoun
Clay Fayette Gilmer Greenbrier
Hampshire Hancock Hardy Jefferson
Lewis Logan Marion Marshall
Mason McDowell Mercer Mineral
Monongalia Monroe Morgan Ohio
Pendleton Pleasants Pocahontas Preston
Raleigh Ritchie Roane Taylor
Tucker Tyler Webster Wetzel
Wirt Wood



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