|REVIEW OF LATEST DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SATURDAY MAP UPDATE|
Also on 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.
Results of the update on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, were updated on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, to account for several counties turning Red. The latest School Alert System map designations are as follows:
Red counties: 16 (Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Brooke, Grant, Hampshire, Hancock, Marshall, Mason, Mineral, Mingo, Ohio, Wayne, Wirt, Wood, Wyoming)
Orange counties: 12 (Cabell, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Ritchie, Tyler, *Upshur, Wetzel)
Gold counties: 9 (Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Pleasants, Roane)
Yellow counties: 8 (Lincoln, Logan, Marion, McDowell, Monongalia, Monroe, Raleigh, Taylor)
Green counties: 10 (Braxton, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Lewis, Mercer, Pendleton, Randolph, Summers, Tucker, Webster)
(*=Upshur County decided to move to full remote learning and voluntarily enter into the Red designation, despite qualifying in the Orange category)
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.