The West Virginia Department of Education updated the state’s color-coded system map on Saturday, September 5, which determines each county’s status regarding in-person learning, and extracurricular-activities.
This is the last update which the Department of Education will provide prior to the scheduled reopening of county schools on Tuesday, September 8, and covers the period from September 6 through September 12.
As of Saturday’s update, both Greenbrier County and Pocahontas County are designated as green, meaning there have been three or fewer confirmed cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 county residents over the past seven days. This color designation allows those counties to proceed with only minimum restrictions.
Monroe County is currently designated as “orange.” A county will be considered orange if between 10 and 24.9 confirmed cases of COVID-19 are identified within a rolling seven-day period. This designation brings with it heightened restrictions, including no assemblies or large gatherings, and athletic participation is limited to controlled practices.
The Department of Education will next update the state’s color-coded system map at 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 12.