Health official explains what it will take to get Fayette County’s status changed to yellow

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Fayette County is still orange on the county alert system that determines how and when students will return to school. 

In Fayette County, Health Officer Dr. Anita Stewart says in order to get to yellow, based on population, there has to be an average of less than four new cases every day this week. 

“So some days, you’re going to have more than that. Some days you’re going to have less, but on average it needs be less than four per day so if we can do that, and have several good days in a row, I think that we can get back to where we need to be, but it’s going to take all of us doing our part to get there,” she said. 

Dr. Stewart is encouraged by this week’s numbers so far as Monday was the first day in a long time that there was not a new positive case.

The new map will be released on Saturday night.

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.