West Virginia using color-coded system to determine if fall sports can be played

WOAY – On Tuesday, the West Virginia Department of Education unveiled a color-coded system that will be used to determine if and when individual counties can conduct in-person learning.

The same protocol will be used to determine if fall sports can be played. Counties in the green or yellow stages (less than 15 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people) can hold sporting events with limited spectators. Ones in the orange stage (16-24 cases per 100,000) are not allowed to have games, but teams can still participate in practices.

Counties that reach red (25 or more cases per 100,000) must shut down all sporting or extracurricular activities until a “yellow level is maintained on a seven-day rolling basis.”

Currently, Logan is the only county in West Virginia in the red stage. Area counties in the yellow stage include Fayette, Raleigh, Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer and Summers. Monroe, Nicholas and Greenbrier counties are all currently in the green stage. As of right now, all could host sporting events at limited capacity.

For more information on school re-entry policies, please visit the West Virginia Department of Education website.