West Virginia’s School Alert System: Saturday Education Map is guided by metrics developed by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Based on a five-color system – green, yellow, gold, orange and red – each county is assigned a color based on the prevalence of COVID-19 within their borders. The map is updated each Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and determines instructional options and the  level of athletic and extracurricular activities that are permitted for each county for the whole week. The exception is if a county turns red during the course of the week. That change would be made immediately because remote learning would begin the next school day and athletic and extracurricular activities would be suspended immediately.

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11/28/20 Saturday Update

Last updated December 04, 2020

Color-coding system for school and school activities

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To view the live daily updates from WVDHHR, please visit the West Virginia Department of  Health & Human Resources website and click the County Alert System tab.

School Re-entry Metrics & Protocols – Download PDF
Saturday, November 28, Map Details
Dr. Marsh Explains the Metrics Behind the Colors
Green
Minimal Community Transmission

3 or FEWER CASES of INFECTION PER 100,000 or LESS THAN 3% POSITIVITY RATE
Yellow
Increased Community Transmission

3.1 - 9.9 CASES of INFECTION PER 100,000 or
3 - 3.9% POSITIVITY RATE
Gold
Elevated Community Transmission

10 - 14.9 CASES of INFECTION PER 100,000 or
4 - 4.9% POSITIVITY RATE
Orange
Heightened Community Transmission

15 - 24.9 CASES of INFECTION PER 100,000 or
5 - 7.9% POSITIVITY RATE
Red
Substantial Community Transmission

25 AND ABOVE CASES of INFECTION PER 100,000 or
GREATER THAN 8% POSITIVITY RATE
Instruction
  • Continue best health practices to prevent the spread of disease as outlined in the WVDE Re-entry Toolkit which can be found here.

  • Limit activities where social distancing is not feasible.

  • Engage community to actively participate in continued mitigation.
  • Increase student cohorting by limiting exposure outside of core groups.

  • Limit assemblies or large group activities where social distancing is not possible.

  • Local education leaders work with county health officials to determine if increased mitigation and community engagement activities are necessary to prevent escalation of disease.
  • Increase student cohorting by limiting exposure of core groups.

  • No assemblies or large group activities.

  • Local education leaders work with county health officials to determine if increased mitigation and community engagement activities are necessary to prevent escalation of disease.
  • Suspend in-person instruction and activate remote learning following the release of the Saturday Metric map.

  • Staff continues essential student support services including meals, student engagement and special education services.
  • Suspend in-person instruction and begin remote learning the next school day. All school-related activities are suspended immediately.

  • Staff continues essential student support services including meals, student engagement and special education services.
Face Covering Requirements
  • Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, face coverings are required of students grades 3-12 on buses and indoors at all times.
  • Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, face coverings are required of students grades 3-12 on buses and indoors at all times.
  • Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, face coverings are required of students grades 3-12 on buses and indoors at all times.
  • Require face coverings at all times for grades 3-12 when school services are required or needed.
  • Require face coverings at all times for grades 3-12 when school services are required or needed.
Athletic & Extra-curricular Activity Guidance
  • Athletic and extra-curricular activities permit immediate household family members and grandparents.

  • According to WVSSAC guidelines cheerleaders and bands may participate at home games.
  • Athletic and extra-curricular activities permit immediate household family members and grandparents.

  • According to WVSSAC guidelines cheerleaders and bands may participate at home games.
  • Athletic and extra-curricular activities permit parents/guardians only.

  • According to WVSSAC guidelines cheerleaders and bands may participate at home games.

  • Schools can only compete in-county or with other gold counties.
  • Athletic and extra-curricular activities limited to conditioning only as defined by WVSSAC.

  • Marching band activities must be limited to outdoors only. Instruments permitted only when students are stationary and distanced in pods.
  • All school-related athletic and extra-curricular activities are suspended immediately.

REMEMBER THE 3 Cs: AVOID CLOSE, CONSTANT CONTACT.

Counties that choose remote learning contrary to the guidance issued by the WVDHHR and WVDE will automatically place themselves in red. As a result, all in-person instruction, and extra-curricular and athletic activities will be suspended.

*This guidance reinforces face coverings unless they aggravate existing health conditions.
If COVID-19 levels increase steadily within color bands according to WV DHHR data, counties should consider increased protocols beyond these requirements.

Face Covering Requirements

Athletic & Extra-curricular Activity Guidance

Face Covering Requirements

Athletic & Extra-curricular Activity Guidance

Face Covering Requirements

Athletic & Extra-curricular Activity Guidance

Face Covering Requirements

Athletic & Extra-curricular Activity Guidance

Face Covering Requirements

Athletic & Extra-curricular Activity Guidance

REMEMBER THE 3 Cs: AVOID CLOSE, CONSTANT CONTACT.

Counties that choose remote learning contrary to the guidance issued by the WVDHHR and WVDE will automatically place themselves in red. As a result, all in-person instruction, and extra-curricular and athletic activities will be suspended.

*This guidance reinforces face coverings unless they aggravate existing health conditions.
If COVID-19 levels increase steadily within color bands according to WV DHHR data, counties should consider increased protocols beyond these requirements.