Student at Cave Spring Middle School tests positive for COVID-19

Other students, staff not at risk of exposure, school leaders say

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Roanoke County school leaders announced Monday that a student at Cave Spring Middle School tested positive for COVID-19.

School leaders said they’re working with the Roanoke and Alleghany Health Department, and together they determined that students and staff were not “at risk” of exposure while at school.

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An “exposure” is defined by “any individual who has had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. A close contact is considered less than 6 feet, for at least 15 minutes, with or without a mask.”

Still, school leaders said they notified parents of the student case as a courtesy.

School leaders reminded parents to monitor their child’s and family’s health, particularly screening for COVID-19 symptoms.


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