Justice: Games for high school winter sports can begin March 3

Photo courtesy W.Va. Governor’s Office – Gov. Jim Justice discusses the state’s move to begin immediately vaccinating state residents age 80 and older. He also announced that elementary and middle school students would return to full-time in-person learning on Jan. 19.

Monday, Gov. Jim Justice said, following conversations with the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission and his medical experts, that winter sports — basketball, swimming and wrestling — could begin practice on Feb. 14, with games getting underway March 3.

The start of practices and games will only happen if a county is at a level to be back in school in person.


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