School starts back across the Coalfields today.
Logan, Mingo and Wayne County Schools will begin the year virtually, as those counties are in the “orange” on the school re-entry map this week.
Orange counties are considered to have heightened community transmission. Extracurricular practices may occur, however, competitions may not. Staff may report to their schools, as determined by the county. Essential support services, including special education and meals, will continue.
Boone, Lincoln, McDowell and Wyoming Counties are yellow, which are considered counties with increased community transmission.
Counties that are yellow will commence the school year with in-person instruction. Extracurricular practices and competitions may occur. Health and safety precautions include, at a minimum, face coverings at all times for grades six and above.
No Coalfields counties were listed in either red or green.
Each week, the COVID-19 Data Review Panel will verify the data used to inform the WVDE School Metrics Map to ensure both accuracy and reliability.