W.Va. State Superintendent | Saturday will be the first ’snapshot’ of county alert system

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – The West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools is urging parents to check the state’s county alert system Saturday at 9 a.m. to see how their child’s school district will be allowed to operate.

During a COVID-19 press briefing Friday, Superintendent Clayton Burch said this Saturday will be the board of education’s first official ‘snapshot’ of the alert system.

Burch says if the county your family lives in is green or yellow at that time, districts in that county can proceed with athletes the following week and competition will be permitted to begin.

“If you are orange, you can continue practicing,” Burch said. “If you are red it’s a danger zone – everything is closed down.”