|Counties in green or yellow were permitted to resume in-person classes Tuesday. Those in orange and red resumed instruction remotely. These counties must reach green or yellow status to resume in-person instruction. Click here to read more about the protocols that go into effect for each color status.|
“I want our kids back in school and I’m trying, with all in me, to achieve just exactly that,” Gov. Justice said. “But, at the same time, we have to follow the science and the numbers. We don’t want to go back to school and then look back and realize that it terribly compounded the issue.
“I am hopeful that in our red and orange counties, their situations will very quickly get down into the yellow and then green and then we can go on and move forward in a really safe and prudent way,” Gov. Justice continued.
Superintendent Burch added that, regardless of the mode of instruction, all students across the state who need meals have access to them.
“We said the meals would be served, regardless of whether students were in-person or virtual,” Superintendent Burch said. “And, in the nine counties that couldn’t start in-person, knowing that meals are being delivered to those children was very, very important to us. I’m proud to report that our buses were delivering meals in those counties.”