CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The WVDE Saturday Re-entry Metrics map update places four local counties in the orange zone, preventing students from meeting in-person.
Counties with orange and red levels are required to begin the school year with remote learning and cannot transition to in-person or blended learning models until moving to yellow or green. In our area, Fayette, Monroe and Mercer counties are classified as orange.
If a county begins as a green or yellow county but drops to orange, in-person instruction can continue but with restrictions. Those restrictions include face masks for grades three and up and no assemblies or group activities.
As for athletics, activities are limited to practices and controlled activities in orange counties. Red counties may not participate in sports.