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WVEA files lawsuit against Putnam County BOE over COVID Protocols

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. − The West Virginia Education Association (WVEA), along with local parents, are suing the Putnam County Board of Education over the county’s COVID protocols. The suit was filed on October 18th citing the Board’s policies regarding contact tracing, masking, quarantining, and seating charts that are in violation of WV Regulations.

WVEA President Dale Lee states, “The Putnam County BOE is clearly violating the law and is not willing to make any changes in order to comply with the regulations. Specifically, they are in violation of West Virginia’s Reportable Disease Rules (64CSR7). DHHR, the WVDE and the governor’s office are aware of the violation.”

“To keep our students, employees, and their families safe from the spread of COVID, we are seeking a preliminary injunction before the court. WVEA is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment at school for our students and employees,” concludes Lee.

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