Bedford County elementary school extends virtual learning due to positive COVID-19 cases

The suspension of in-person classes will now extend until Feb. 5


UPDATE - Jan. 28, 2021

GOODVIEW, Va. - Some Bedford County elementary school students will be virtual for another week.

The school division announced Thursday that Stewartsville Elementary School’s will now be fully virtual until Feb. 8.

This decision is due to several staff members having to quarantine due to potential exposure to the virus.

ORIGINAL STORY - Jan. 24, 2021

Stewartsville Elementary School is temporarily closed due to positive COVID-19 cases within the school.

Bedford County Public Schools said in a letter to students’ families that there will be a suspension of in-person learning and a switch to virtual learning will last from at least Monday, Jan. 25 to Friday, Jan. 29.

Officials said this decision was made because several staff members had to quarantine due to potential exposure to the virus.

According to the letter, school officials will let families know if there will be a continued closure beyond Jan. 29.

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