The COVID-19 Data Review Panel, responsible for verifying
the data utilized in the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE)
System Map, today reviewed data from a public health perspective to
determine the accuracy and reliability of the data to ensure they are a true
indication of what’s occurring among counties across West Virginia.
As a result of today’s review, the panel has taken the
following actions on the WVDE School Alert System Map:
County: Moved from gold to green as the percent positivity is less than 3%.
County: Moved from gold to yellow since
there were less than 20 aggregate cases over 14 days. Lincoln County was assessed
with a 14-day average rather than a 7-day average due to the number of cases
being below 20.
Pocahontas County: Moved from gold to green due to the exclusion
of linked and
contained cases who are now recovered.
contributing toward the WVDE School Alert System Map is based
on data from the DHHR’s County Alert Map as of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, September 17,
2020. This cut off time is used to give time to verify the accuracy and
completeness of all data to be utilized in the WVDE School Alert System Map.
To review the WVDE School Alert System Map, visit https://wvde.us/reentrymetrics. For more
information, please visit https://wvde.us/wv-department-of-education-releases-sept-19-2020-school-alert-system-map-update.
The COVID-19 dashboard is located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov.
Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or Education media contact: Christy.Day@k12.wv.us