With the latest West Virginia version of the COVID-19 risk map looking markedly different from the original Harvard Global Health Institute map, Gov. Jim Justice took umbrage Monday to suggestions the state is manipulating the map to reopen public schools more quickly.
A judge on Friday dismissed a petition brought by a Kanawha County parent who tried to stop the West Virginia government from enforcing its color-coded school reopening map.
The West Virginia Department of Education will begin identifying any public school in the state with a reported COVID-19 outbreak on its website, Gov. Jim Justice announced at his tri-weekly COVID-19 news briefing Friday.
Trading their scrubs for signs, dozens of nurses with Charleston Area Medical Center’s health system stood outside their respective facilities Thursday morning to protest working conditions within the health centers and comments made by CAMC CEO David Ramsey blaming them for COVID-19 infecti…
The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston isn’t accepting Gov. Jim Justice’s offer that private and religious schools may reopen classrooms in orange counties if students and staff are tested initially for the coronavirus.
What is best for West Virginia’s 55 counties when it comes to determining their COVID-19 color code, and whether schools reopen and sports resume, is using whichever testing metric is lowest, Gov. Jim Justice reiterated Wednesday during his tri-weekly coronavirus update.
After a couple of Christian schools defied him by opening last week, Gov. Jim Justice is now allowing West Virginia religious and other private schools to reopen classrooms in counties where he’s still keeping public schools closed.
A judge denied a Kanawha County high school quarterback’s motion to intervene in the court case seeking to throw out the color-coded school reopening map.
The West Virginia government no longer is reporting school-related COVID-19 cases, despite the governor, the state health officer and the state Department of Health and Human Resources saying earlier that they would.
Progress in slowing the march of the novel coronavirus has stalled in much of the United States, and the pathogen is spreading at dangerous rates in many states as autumn arrives and colder weather — traditionally congenial to viruses — begins to settle across the nation, public health data shows.
Senate Majority Leader Tom Takubo, R-Kanawha, who hosted a fundraising reception for two legislative candidates two days before testing positive for COVID-19, said Tuesday he is confident his guests were not at risk.
Gov. Jim Justice is pushing for doubling the number of COVID-19 tests conducted each day statewide, both as a way to push down percentages of positive cases, and to identify asymptomatic “super spreaders.”
A judge has selected a date to hear oral arguments concerning the legality of the color-coded school reopening map and the governor not reconvening the West Virginia Legislature amid the coronavirus pandemic.
It is a nightmare repeatedly playing in parents’ minds: Their child is welcomed back to their classroom but, in the excitement, the kids get too close to each other, sharing germs.
Carrying signs that read “Demand local jobs for local workers,” about 40 people gathered Thursday morning at two locations in the Kanawha Valley. Their aim: for operators of an under-construction plant to not outsource manpower and, instead, employ West Virginia workers.
In the latest of a series of tweaks to West Virginia’s COVID-19 risk map, government officials Wednesday announced plans to count outbreaks among students on college campuses as a single case, under certain circumstances.
As Kanawha County crossed into red on West Virginia’s COVID-19 color-coded risk map Wednesday, officials urged caution to residents who could help mitigate the spread of the virus.
A Kanawha County parent who filed a petition to keep the West Virginia government from enforcing the color-coded school reopening map has filed an additional motion asking the judge for an immediate ruling on the case.
State officials admitted Tuesday that the color-coding system developed for West Virginia schools led to decreased testing for COVID-19, prompting the government to “tweak” the system.
As West Virginia enters week two of school, Gov. Jim Justice Monday met with his team of advisors to discuss even further changes to the map that guides what school looks like.
Charleston’s Bible Center School has begun teaching its students in person, despite Kanawha County being orange on West Virginia’s school reopening map and Gov. Jim Justice previously saying neither private nor public schools in orange or red counties may reopen classrooms.
Public and private school students in Kanawha, Putnam, Monongalia, Fayette, Logan, Mingo and Monroe counties face another week of remote-only instruction following the release Saturday of the state’s color-coded school reopening map.
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