On Saturday, September 12, the West Virginia Department of Education updated the state’s color-coded county map. The update saw Pocahontas downgraded from orange to yellow, as the county had dropped below the 9.9-case threshold.
However, on Wednesday, September 16, Pocahontas County was once again upgraded by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources into the newly created gold color-category. Currently, the county has a 7-day average of 12.99 active confirmed cases of COVID-19.
While the WVDHHR updates their color-coded map daily to reflect real-time color designations, the state Board of Education is on a weekly cycle, updating their map every Saturday at 5 p.m. A county will be designated as gold if they have between 10 and 14.9 active confirmed cases of COVID-19.
As Pocahontas County is currently in the center of the range, their status for the school week beginning September 21 remains fluid.