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Clifton Middle School to close until November 9 after teacher tests positive for COVID-19

Students will do remote learning Oct. 28-Nov. 6

Alleghany County Public School and coronavirus
Alleghany County Public School and coronavirus (CDC)

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. – School leaders in Alleghany County announced Monday night that a teacher tested positive for COVID-19, prompting a school closure.

Clifton Middle School closed on Tuesday, with no virtual or remote instruction that day.

School leaders said they’re working on contact tracing. The school met a threshold of a 20% exposure rate in the building, so the Virginia Department of Health recommended that the building remain vacant until Monday, November 9. All students will learn in a remote format starting on Wednesday through November 6.

In-person instruction will resume on November 9, under the A/B hybrid, blended model.


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