The Office of the Governor of the State of West Virginia

09/16/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2020 17:31

COVID-19 UPDATE: Gov. Justice commits $6 million to support child care providers and families; announces plan for testing and monitoring college students

Also on Wednesday, Gov. Justice provided a look at West Virginia's latest mid-week map update.

The map is updated live on the DHHR's COVID-19 Dashboard (Click 'County Alert System' tab) throughout the week for informational purposes and to provide an indication of how each county is trending ahead of each Saturday at 5 p.m.; the time when each county is assigned its official color designation for the next week, which determines the level of scholastic, athletic, and extracurricular activities permitted in each county for that particular week.

As of Wednesday morning, Kanawha County was elevated to red status. This triggers an immediate suspension of all in-person instruction and all school-related activities.

Kanawha County joins Monongalia County as the only two red counties in the state.

Today's map also shows that four counties are orange: Boone, Fayette, Mingo, and Putnam counties.

Six counties are in the new gold status level: Cabell, Calhoun, Lincoln, Logan, Ohio, and Pocahontas counties.
A total of 28 counties are yellow, while 15 counties are green.