|REVIEW OF LATEST DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SATURDAY MAP UPDATE|
Additionally Monday, Gov. Justice reviewed this past Saturday’s 5 p.m West Virginia Department of Education color-coded School Alert System map update, which determines the level of scholastic, athletic, and extracurricular activities permitted in each county for the following week.
The results of the update on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, were as follows:
Red counties: 2 (Doddridge, Wyoming)
Orange counties: 6 (Berkeley, Mingo, Morgan, Randolph, Upshur, Wirt)
Gold counties: 5 (Gilmer, Jefferson, Marshall, Pendleton, Wood)
Yellow counties: 17 (Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Clay, Jackson, Logan, Mercer, Mineral, Monroe, Nicholas, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wayne, Webster)
Green counties: 25 (All others)
State health leaders who make up the COVID-19 Data Review Panel verified the data to ensure the map was a true indication of the safety level in each county.