Student at Bonsack Elementary School tests positive for COVID-19

No other students or staff were exposed, school leaders said

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – A student at Bonsack Elementary School in Roanoke County tested positive for COVID-19, the school district announced Friday.

In a letter to families, school leaders said they’re working with the Roanoke-Alleghany Health Department, and determined that no other students or staff were exposed at school due to this case.

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School leaders said an exposure is determined to be an individual who has had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, and a close contact is considered to be less than 6 feet, for 15 minutes or more, with or without a mask.

The classroom and any other spaces affected will be deep cleaned overnight, according to school leaders.

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For more on Roanoke County Public Schools’ coronavirus response, click here.

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