Additionally Friday, Gov. Justice provided a look at West Virginia’s latest mid-week County Alert System map update, which featured an increase in the number of Orange an Gold counties across the state.
Red counties: 0
Orange counties: 5 (Cabell, Doddridge, Harrison, Logan, Mingo)
Gold counties: 8 (Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Jackson, Kanawha, Putnam, Randolph, Upshur)
Yellow counties: 3 (Morgan, Nicholas, Wirt)
Green counties: 39 (All others)
“We have got to stay on our game in all of these counties all across our state,” Gov. Justice said. “If you’ll look predominantly through the north and the central parts of our state, as well as the Eastern Panhandle, and even certain areas of the south, we have big areas of our state that are dadgum good. But we do have some problems. We know where they are and we’ve just got to everyone in those spots focused so we can slow down the spread.”
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.