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Fayette County goes red, Wyoming in gold in latest School Alert System update

(WVVA) - Fayette County schools will not be able to hold in-person instruction this week, due to its red rating in the latest West Virginia Department of Education map released Saturday evening.

Wyoming County is one of three counties in the state with the new gold designation. This means schools in the county will be able to hold in-person classes, but with increased COVID-19 precautions.

via WV Department of Education

You can review the WVDE's County Alert System guidelines here.

As for athletics, Fayette County schools will not be permitted to practice or compete this week. Wyoming County schools will be able to practice, but only compete with in-county schools or with other gold-rated counties.

Wyoming East-Westside football will still be played as scheduled on Tuesday night.

Week 4 of the high school football season will, however, be altered with the following games now cancelled:

Meadow Bridge vs. South Harrison (Fri.)

Summers County vs. Midland Trail (Fri.)

Ripley vs. Oak Hill (Fri.)

Woodrow Wilson vs. Morgantown (Fri. - due to Monongalia Co. in orange)

Summers County has already lined up a replacement game at Ravenswood for 7:30 p.m. on Friday night.

Woodrow Wilson will not replace Morgantown on their schedule, and will keep the week free.

WVVA will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

Nick Dugan

Sports Director

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