FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Fayette County continues to see worsening COVID-19 numbers, which has prompted the county to go red for the first time.
Fayette County has been in the orange for several weeks, but when Gov. Justice added the new “gold” color, they dropped into it briefly. As this week continues, Fayette County moved back to orange on Wednesday, and as of this morning, Fayette County is now in the red.
Yesterday, the map looked like this below.
More counties continue to worsen on the county alert map. Kanawha, Putnam, Fayette, and Mingo counties are all now in the red color. So far, this is the most counties that have been in red since the start.
The Department of Education will update their weekly map on Saturday at 5 pm for next week. If a county goes to red, that means
- Suspend in-person instruction and all school-related activities immediately and activate remote learning the next school day.
- Staff continues essential student support services, including meals, student engagement, and special education services.
- All school-related athletic and extra-curricular activities are suspended immediately.
Wyoming County continues to move in the wrong direction with them now in gold color.
Fayette County has seen 85 new cases in the last seven days.