Gov. Jim Justice today announced changes to the map of coronavirus spread that determines the status of school systems.
“It’s a big boy job right now,” the Republican governor said.
Earlier, his challenger in the upcoming election said such changes wouldn’t be necessary if leadership over the past few months had headed off “chaos.”
“He didn’t take the actions necessary in March, April, May and June to prepare us for school reentry,” said Ben Salango, a Democrat.
Justice and other officials today introduced a new color, gold, that represents 10-14.9 cases of infection, adjusted for 100,000 population. That’s the lower end of what had been the orange category.
Counties categorized as gold may have classroom instruction with heightened precautions. The designation also means sports teams could compete against in-county opponents or teams from other gold counties.
The second change was the addition of another way to measure the coronavirus spread in…