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WV teachers union demands more precise school testing data

September 25th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia’s largest teachers' union blasted the governor this week for not reporting school-related COVID-19 cases. The state has been aggressive about pushing testing and reporting the results, but West Virginia isn't reporting individual COVID cases in schools. It provides that kind of data for nursing homes. The American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia claims the Justice administration has abandoned promised transparency in reporting school COVID cases. Gov. Jim Justice and state health officials fielded questions from the media at the most recent briefing about why school coronavirus infection data was not available on the DHHR COVID-19 Dashboard, and also why the information wasn’t being presented in the regular briefings. Justice said its an issue that he will go to work on…