CHARLESTON, W.V. (WOWK) – Governor Jim Justice has closed all schools in the State of West Virginia; public and private.
This announcement comes after several cases of Coronavirus were announced in neighboring states.
West Virginia still has no reported cases of COVID-19, but the Governor says he is taking a proactive approach to attack this situation because it isn’t a matter of ‘if’, but a matter of ‘when.’
President of West Virginia Education Association, Dale Lee, says he supports the Governor’s decision.
Roughly 200,000 children in the state rely on school for two meals a day. Lee and the Governor say there are already plans in place to help those children.