The West Virginia Department of Education understands the importance of providing a safe and secure school environment. This extends beyond the school building and includes buses, playgrounds and other facilities. Local, state and federal guidelines for proper and thorough cleaning and sanitation protocols must be adhered to.

Re-entry plans must include necessary trainings, maintenance schedules and protocols for monitoring safe standards and signs of outbreak. Best practices should include social distancing, hand washing and preventative measures when coughing and sneezing to prevent the spread of infection. The use of face coverings is a local-level decision for students and staff but should take into consideration safety guidance from public health officials. The information available on these pages will serve as a framework for the upcoming school year.