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LIST: Coronavirus cases in local K-12 schools

Running list of schools that have notified parents and staff of confirmed cases

Coronavirus and the Classroom

ROANOKE, Va. – As schools reopen across Virginia, we’re working for you to track cases of COVID-19 across local school systems. This is a running list of schools that have notified parents and staff of confirmed cases. If you know of one, email news@wsls.com.

Thursday, Jan. 7

  • Salem:
    • Two people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Salem High School. One of them was last on school property on Dec. 18, 2020. The other has not been on school property this school year.

Tuesday, Jan. 5

  • Salem:
    • Three people from the same family have been diagnosed with COVID-19

Monday, Jan. 4

  • Salem:
    • Two people from the same family tested positive for COVID-19 at Salem High School
    • A staff member at Salem High School has tested positive for COVID-19

Wednesday, Dec. 30

  • Salem:
    • Three people from the same family have tested positive for COVID-19. School leaders said the last day at Salem High School was December 18. There is no known exposure to students or staff while at school, according to the health department.

Friday, Dec. 18

  • Amherst County:
    • One person at Amherst Elementary School. School leaders said the school will stay open.
    • One person at Temperance Elementary School. School leaders said the school will stay open.
  • Salem:
    • One person at Salem High School. The health department determined there was no known exposure to students or staff at school.

Monday, Dec. 14

  • Amherst County:
    • One person at Central Elementary School. School leaders said the school will stay open.
    • One person at Amherst Elementary School. School leaders said the school will stay open.

Friday, Dec. 11

  • Amherst County:
    • One person at Amherst Education Center tested positive for COVID-19. School leaders said the center will stay open.
  • Danville:
    • One staff member at Woodberry Hills Elementary tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last in the building on Dec. 8. The district said they’re confident this case is contained.
    • A staff member at Langston’s campus tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last in the building on Dec. 4. The district said they’re confident this case is contained.
  • Salem:
    • One person at East Salem Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. They were last on school property on Oct. 12.

Thursday, Dec. 10

  • Amherst County:
    • One person at Amherst Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. The school remains open at this time.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

  • Alleghany County:
    • A staff member at Callaghan Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. The school is moving to 100% virtual classes because the school has met a threshold of a 20% staff exposure rate in the building. The Virginia Department of Health recommends that the building stay vacant starting December 10 through January 3. Students will take virtual classes from December 10 through December 22. In-person instruction will tentatively resume on January 4.
  • Amherst County:
    • Three people at Amherst County High School tested positive for COVID-19. The school will stay open at this time. School leaders said the cases are a result of community spread and are not considered to be school-based transmissions.
  • Danville:
    • One staff member at Johnson Elementary tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last in the building on Dec. 4.
    • A staff member at Gibson Elementary tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last in the building on Dec. 4.

Friday, Dec. 4

  • Salem:
    • Two people at Salem High School tested positive for COVID-19. The cases are unrelated and there have been no known exposures while the two were on school grounds.
  • Danville:
    • A staff member at Park Avenue Elementary tested positive for COVID-19 and was last in the building on Dec, 2. No known exposures have been found.

Thursday, Dec. 3

  • Danville:
    • A Forest Hills Elementary staff member tested positive for COVID-19 and was last in the building on Nov. 30. No known exposures have been found.
    • A George Washington High School student tested positive for coronavirus and was last in the building on Nov. 19. No known exposures have been found.
    • A Woodberry Hills Elementary staff member tested positive for COVID-19 and was last in the building on Nov. 24. No known exposures have been found.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

  • Amherst County:
    • One person at Amherst Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. Officials say the school will remain open at this time.
    • One person at Temperance Elementary School tested positive for the coronavirus. Officials say the school will remain open at this time.
    • One person at Elon Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. Officials say the school will remain open at this time.
  • Danville:
    • One transportation staff member of Danville Public Schools tested positive for COVID-19. There are no exposures within DPS.
  • Campbell County:

Tuesday, Dec. 1

  • Salem: One person at Salem High School has tested positive for COVID-19. Officials say that the person’s last day on school property was Nov. 19 and no known exposures have been found.
  • Danville:
    • A student at George Washington High School has tested positive for coronavirus. The student has been participating in virtual learning and has not been on school property since Aug. 20. No exposures have been found.
    • A student at Grove Park Preschool who was last in the building on Nov. 24. There is no exposure within the school district.
    • A student at Galileo Magnet High School who was last in the building on Nov. 24. There is no exposure within the school district.
    • A staff member at the Langston campus. School leaders didn’t say when this person was last in school buildings. There is no exposure within the school district.
    • Transportation staff member, who was last at work at Nov. 22. No exposures have been found.
  • Amherst County - Both Schools will remain open
    • An individual at Amherst County High School
    • An individual at Monelison Middle School.

Monday, Nov. 30

  • Amherst County (school leaders say the following cases are not related to each other, but rather, the result of community spread):
    • One person at Madison Heights Elementary School. The school will remain open at this time.
    • One person at Temperance Elementary School. The school will remain open at this time.
    • One person at Amelon Elementary School. The school will remain open at this time.
    • One person at Amherst Elementary School. The school will remain open at this time.
    • Three people with the Amherst County Transportation Department.

Friday, Nov. 27

  • Danville: A staff member in the Transportation Department tested positive for COVID-19
  • Danville: A staff member at George Washington High School tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last in the building on Tuesday, November 24. School officials began contact tracing immediately and there are no exposures.

Wednesday, Nov. 25

  • Danville: A student at Galileo Magnet High School has tested positive for COVID-19. This student was last in the school building on Friday, November 20. School officials said there were no exposures identified within Danville Public Schools. They also said there is no connection between this case and two other cases previously announced.
  • Danville: A student at Forest Hills Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. This student was last in the school building on Friday, November 20. School officials said there were no exposures identified within Danville Public Schools.
  • Salem: One person at Salem High School has tested positive for coronavirus. They were last on school property on Nov. 20, and the health department has determined that there was no known exposure.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

  • Salem: Someone at Salem High School has been diagnosed with COVID-19. This person was on school grounds on Nov. 20 but there was no direct exposure with others while at the school.

Monday, Nov. 23

  • Amherst County: An individual at Amelon Elementary School and Amherst County High School. Both schools will remain open and anyone identified as having been potentially exposed will be contacted by the Central Virginia Health Department and/or Amherst County Public Schools.
  • Campbell County: An individual at Rustburg High School. The person has been informed to isolate and any associated close contacts have been informed to begin their quarantine period.
  • Danville: A staff member at O.T. Bonner Middle school, no one else was exposed
  • Salem: Someone at Salem High School has been diagnosed. This person was on school grounds on Nov. 19 and did have direct exposure with others. Any known exposures were contacted by the school.

Sunday, Nov. 22

  • Danville: 2 transportation staff members test positive, announcement of switching to temporary virtual instruction starting the week after Thanksgiving

Saturday, Nov. 21

  • Danville: One person at Galileo Magnet High School, one staff member at Gibson Elementary

Friday, Nov. 20

  • Amherst County: One person at Amelon Elementary School, one person at Amherst County High School

Thursday, Nov. 19

  • Amherst County: One person at Monellison Middle School
  • Danville: One person at Westwood Middle School, one person at George Washington High School
  • Salem: One person at Salem High School

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Sunday, Nov. 15

  • Giles County: Two staff members and four students overall within Giles County schools

Friday, Nov. 13

Monday, Nov. 9:

  • Giles County: Seven students, seven staff members overall within Giles County Schools
  • Salem: One person at Salem High School

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Tuesday, Oct. 6

  • Roanoke County: Two Northside High School students test positive, two students identified as “probable cases”.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Monday, Sept. 28

Thursday, Sept. 24

  • Pulaski County: A student at Pulaski County Middle School and a staff member at Pulaski County High School.
  • Franklin County: One student tests positive at Benjamin Franklin Middle School.
  • Roanoke County: A staff member at Bonsack Elementary School tests positive, causing one impacted classroom to shut down.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Tuesday, Sept. 15

  • Montgomery County: One person at Gilbert Linkous Elementary School has tested positive for coronavirus.
  • Salem City: Two people at Salem High School and one person at South Salem Elementary School have tested positive.
  • Amherst County: One person has tested positive for coronavirus at Amherst County High School.

Monday, Sept. 14

  • Roanoke County: A student at Cave Spring Middle School tested positive. School leaders said students and staff have not been identified as being “at risk” of exposure while at school.
  • Botetourt County: A student at Lord Botetourt High School tested positive. The health department will contact parents whose kids were potentially exposed.
  • Roanoke City: One staff member tested positive at Round Hill Elementary School, two staff members tested positive at Lucy Addison Middle School, one staff member tested positive at William Fleming High School and one student tested positive at Fallon Park Elementary School.

Saturday, Sept. 12

  • Rockbridge County: A teacher at Central Elementary School tested positive and has advised another staff member to quarantine.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

  • Giles County: School leaders say they’ve seen a total of 11 COVID-19 cases among their students and staff members. You can find the breakdown of where they are here.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Monday, August 31

  • Roanoke Catholic: High school student tested positive. Five students who were determined to have close contact with the student and out of abundance of caution, those students are being asked to self-quarantine for 2 weeks and not allowed back in school during that time according to school spokesperson Michael Hemphill.

Friday, Aug. 28

  • Bedford: Liberty High School sent a letter to a small group of families Wednesday, saying a student or staff member in the school community tested positive.
  • Roanoke County: Bonsack Elementary student tested positive. School leaders said no other students or staff were exposed to this case.

Thursday, Aug. 27

  • Pittsylvania County cafeteria worker: School leaders did not specify where the employee worked.
  • Radford: School leaders did not specify which school, or if the person who tested positive is a student or staff member.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

  • Montgomery County: Auburn High School. School leaders did not clarify if the person who tested positive is a student or staff member.
  • Roanoke County: Back Creek Elementary student. School leaders can’t release specific information, including grade level.
  • Roanoke County: Green Valley Elementary staff member who was only on school premises before students returned on Monday.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Friday, Aug.14

  • Henry County: school leaders announced that four staff members at Laurel Park Middle School in Martinsville tested positive.
  • Appomattox County: 11 teachers have already called out in Appomattox County in relation to COVID-19.

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