Judge denies injunction over West Virginia school virus map
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia teachers union has lost its bid to stop the state from using its color-coded map to decide whether counties can hold in-person public school classes and athletic competitions during the coronavirus pandemic.
Judge Carrie Webster denied the West Virginia Education Association’s request for a preliminary injunction Friday. WCHS-TV report Gov. Jim Justice’s attorney argued the court lacked jurisdiction and said the union did not have evidence that the map is not a rational approach tailored to West Virginia.
The union’s president, Dale Lee, testified that 67% of teachers surveyed had compromising health issues and fears or relatives who were home sick.
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