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LIST: COVID-19 cases, quarantines reported in local K-12 schools

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

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


2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

Sunday, October 24

  • Pittsylvania County Public Schools
    • 13 students and nine staff members have current, active cases, according to the school district

Friday, October 22

VDH defines an outbreak by two or more confirmed COVID-19 cases that are associated with that particular setting (school, long-term care facility, restaurant, gym, etc.).

  • Amherst County Public Schools
    • Ten cases were reported Monday-Thursday, with 96 people in quarantine, according to the school system’s update
  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 28 new cases were reported since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Botetourt County Public Schools
    • Six students and two staff members reported cases since Sunday, according to the dashboard
    • Outbreak in progress at James River High School, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. Six cases have been reported. VDH was notified 10/13.
  • Campbell County Public Schools
    • Five cases have been reported Monday-Thursday, according to the dashboard
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 16 students and five staff have positive, active cases according to Dashboard numbers. 86 students and three staff are in quarantine.
  • Charlotte County Public Schools
    • Outbreak in progress at Central Middle School, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. The number of cases was not reported. VDH was notified 10/13.
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • Two students and one staff member have active cases, according to the district.
    • Outbreak in progress at Westwood Middle School, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. 14 cases have now been reported, an increase of two. VDH was notified 9/10.
  • Giles County Public Schools
    • The School Board approved changing three regular school days to early release days: Friday, October 29th; Tuesday, November 23rd; and Wednesday, December 8th. Students will be released two hours early. “This change is being made now to provide teachers/staff additional time to plan for instruction within their classes due to the additional workload that has been created during the pandemic,” said a facebook post.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • One positive case has been reported since Tuesday, according to the district
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • 39 students and 14 staff members reported positive cases since the beginning of October, according to the school system’s dashboard. 13 of those student cases have been at the high school.
  • Henry County Public Schools
    • 13 students and three staff members reported positive cases since last Friday, according to the school system’s dashboard.
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Seven cases were reported since Monday, according to the daily counts
    • Starting November 10, Wednesdays will be early dismissal days. School leaders hope this will give teachers more time to prepare as they work to catch up students who are struggling. The early dismissals continue until January.
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 17 new cases were reported since Monday, according to the dashboard.
  • Nelson County Public Schools
    • Three new cases were reported since Monday, according to the school system. A total of 66 have been reported this school year.
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • 20 students and four staff members reported cases since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 36 student cases and five staff cases were reported across the school system Monday-Thursday. 294 students and 26 staff members were in quarantine Thursday, according to the dashboard.
  • Salem City Public Schools
    • 36 cases have been reported since Monday, according to the school system. 11 of those were at Salem High School
    • Outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. Five cases have been reported at West Salem Elementary School. VDH was notified 10/11.
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • 14 students and two staff members have positive, active cases, according to the school system

Thursday, October 21

  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • Franklin County High School will move to virtual learning on Friday, October 22. “The reason for this action is due to staffing concerns, and the impact on supervision, class coverage, and safety. Students will be required to log in at the start of each class. Families who wish to participate in meal pick-up can do so at any elementary and middle school in Franklin County between 11:30 am -12:30 pm.” said the superintendent in a news release to WSLS 10 News.
  • Giles County Public Schools
    • Current positive cases are as follows: seven students at NEMS, two students and one staff member at EEMS, one students and one taff member at GGHS, according to a facebook post.
  • Pulaski County Public Schools
    • Friday, October 22, will be an asynchronous day for all students, according to a facebook post.

Tuesday, October 19

  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • The school board approved changes to school calendars to give staff with additional time to prep, plan, and address any needs in response to COVID-19 and the resulting impact on schools. On the approved days, students will have a 2 hour early dismissal. Also, as part of the approved changes, Tuesday, November 2, will change from a Professional Development Day to a Staff Workday. Friday, December 17 will be an Early Dismissal Day for all staff and students.

Monday, October 18

  • Alleghany County Public Schools
    • The school board approved November 22 and 23 as non-school days (only 12 month employees will report). Also, November 24 will be a holiday with all offices and buildings closed. “This 2-day school closure will not impact required seat time/clock hour requirements in grades K-12 due to current standard school day schedule and banked time accumulation during the first semester,” according to a facebook post by the school system.
  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • Today will be a virtual learning day for all Liberty High School students for adequate contact tracing to occur. LHS students who attend instructional programs at CVCC Lynchburg or Bedford, STEM Academy, Susie G. Gibson, or Governors’ School should also work from home. All after-school activities at LHS on Monday are cancelled.
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • The school system announced five new virtual learning days, one each month between now and spring break. “We have worked to make changes to days when students were releasing early or were already out of school to ensure families have time to plan for these changes.” The updated calendar can be viewed here.

Sunday, October 17

  • Pittsylvania County Public Schools
    • 22 students and five staff members have current, active cases, according to the school district

Saturday, October 16

  • Nelson County Public Schools
    • The school board approved an amended instructional calendar allowing for two additional teacher instructional planning days this semester. Students will have no school on Friday, November, 12 and Friday, December 10, 2021.

Friday, October 15

VDH defines an outbreak by two or more confirmed COVID-19 cases that are associated with that particular setting (school, long-term care facility, restaurant, gym, etc.).

  • Amherst County Public Schools
    • Six cases were reported since Monday, with 28 people in quarantine, according to the school system’s update
    • Outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. An unlisted number of cases have been reported at Amelon Elementary School. VDH was notified 10/5.
  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 44 new cases were reported Monday-Friday, according to the school system.
    • Outbreak in progress at Boonsboro Elementary School, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. 14 cases have been reported. VDH was notified 10/8.
  • Botetourt County Public Schools
    • 14 students reported cases since Sunday, according to the dashboard
  • Campbell County Public Schools
    • The dashboard has not been updated since 10/8
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 25 students and eight staff have positive, active cases according to Dashboard numbers. 121 students are in quarantine.
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • Eight students and one staff member have active cases, according to the district.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • One positive case has been reported since Tuesday, according to the district
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • 27 students and 12 staff members reported positive cases since the beginning of October, according to the school system’s dashboard. 12 of those student cases have been at the high school.
  • Henry County Public Schools
    • 14 students and three staff members reported positive cases since last Friday, according to the school system’s dashboard.
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Nine cases were reported since Tuesday, according to the daily counts
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 13 new cases were reported since Monday, according to the dashboard.
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • 17 students and one staff member reported cases since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 53 student cases and 12 staff cases were reported across the school system since Monday. 338 students and 38 staff members were in quarantine Friday, according to the dashboard.
    • Outbreak in progress at Cave Spring High School, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. 19 cases have been reported. VDH was notified 10/6.
    • Outbreak in progress at Hidden Valley Middle School, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. 27 cases have been reported. VDH was notified 10/4.
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • Five students have active cases according to the district.
    • Outbreak in progress at Natural Bridge Elementary School, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. 6 cases have been reported. VDH was notified 9/16.
  • Salem City Public Schools
    • Nine cases have been reported since Monday, according to the school system
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • Eight student and one staff member have positive, active cases, according to the school system
    • Outbreak in progress at Rural Retreat High School, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. Eight cases have been reported, an increase of three from 10/1. VDH was notified 9/7.

Thursday, October 14

  • Giles County Public Schools
    • Macy – 3 students positive; NEMS - 11 students positive; 1 staff positive; EEMS – 6 student positive; 1 staff positive; GHS - 1 student positive; NHS - 13 students positive; 1 staff positive according to the school’s facebook page

Tuesday, October 12

  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Sheffield Elementary School will shift to remote learning for all students Wednesday, October 13, through Friday, October 15. The plan is to reopen Monday, October 18, “provided we have the necessary staff to ensure the safety and supervision of our students,” said a statement from the school system.

Monday, October 11

  • Buena Vista City Public Schools
    • Friday, October 15th, will now be a teacher workday. Buena Vista City Public Schools will be closed for students in order to allow staff to clean, plan, and prepare for instruction. The school system cited “COVID challenges” in a facebook post.
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • The School Board approved three additional teacher workdays in the fall semester. Friday, October 29; Monday, November 15; and Thursday, December 9. Students will not report to school on these days. “This change was made, in part, to provide teachers with the time needed to address the additional workload that has been created due to educating students in the pandemic,” the school system said.
  • Pittsylvania County Public Schools
    • There are 37 active cases, including 29 in students and eight in staff members according to the data from the school system
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • There are 16 active student cases and three active staff cases, according to the school system, including five at RRHS.

Sunday, October 10

  • Nelson County Public Schools
    • Six new cases were reported since Monday, with 53 total cases reported for the school year across the system

Friday, October 8

VDH defines an outbreak by two or more confirmed COVID-19 cases that are associated with that particular setting (school, long-term care facility, restaurant, gym, etc.).

  • Amherst County Public Schools
    • 18 cases were reported since Monday, with 71 people in quarantine, according to the school system’s update
    • Outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. 130 cases have been reported, an increase of one case from a week ago. VDH was notified 8/25.
  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 60 new cases were reported Monday-Thursday, according to the school system.
  • Botetourt County Public Schools
    • 17 students and two staff members reported cases since Sunday, according to the dashboard
  • Campbell County Public Schools
    • 20 cases were reported Sunday-Wednesday, according to the school system
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 34 students and three staff have positive, active cases according to Dashboard numbers. 138 students are in quarantine.
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • Nine students and two staff member have active cases, with 318 students and two staff members exposed, according to the district.
  • Faith Christian School in Roanoke County
    • Outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. 17 cases have been reported, an increase of nine since last week. VDH was notified 9/21.
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • 20 students and nine staff members reported positive cases since the beginning of October, according to the school system’s dashboard. 10 of those student cases have been at the high school.
  • Henry County Public Schools
    • 31 students and three staff members reported positive cases since last Friday, according to the school system’s dashboard. Eight of those cases were at FC middle, with 42 students there in quarantine. A total of 185 students were in quarantine this week.
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • 13 cases were reported since Monday, according to the daily counts
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 27 new cases were reported since Monday, according to the dashboard.
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • 29 students and nine staff members reported cases since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 51 student cases and 14 staff cases were reported across the school system from Monday-Friday. 403 students and 51 staff members were in quarantine Friday, according to the dashboard.
    • Two regular classrooms were closed at Fort Lewis Elementary School per VDH, impacting 45 students
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • Seven students and two staff members have active cases according to the district. Over the course of this school year, there have been 94 cases, with 81 of them being students.
  • Salem City Public Schools
    • 22 cases have been reported since Monday, according to the school system
    • Outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. Six cases have been reported at South Salem Elementary School. VDH was notified 9/28.

Thursday, October 7

  • Giles County Public Schools
    • Current positive cases include four students at Macy, six students and one staff member at NEMS, three students at EEMS, two students at GHS, and eight students at NHS/GTC.

Wednesday, October 6

  • Salem City Public Schools
    • Classroom Closures Due to COVID (3 or more cases):
      • South Salem Elementary has had 14 cases since since Sept. 27. A first grade classroom was shut down from 9/27-10/1 (returned 10/4). A second grade classroom will be shut down from 10/1-10/8 (return 10/11).
      • At West Salem Elementary a fifth grade classroom is shut down from 10/5-10/11 (return 10/12)
    • A fifth grade classroom at South Salem Elementary is “closed due to other reason” from 10/5-10/11 (return 10/11). A school spokesperson tells 10 News “Anything health related could potentially force a classroom closure should the local health department deem it necessary.”

Saturday, October 2

  • Pulaski County Public Schools
    • 51 cases are active, including 41 students and ten staff members according to the school system data

Friday, October 1

VDH defines an outbreak by two or more confirmed COVID-19 cases that are associated with that particular setting (school, long-term care facility, restaurant, gym, etc.).

  • Amherst County Public Schools
    • 16 cases were reported since Saturday, with 113 people in quarantine, according to the school system’s update
    • Outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. 129 cases have been reported, an increase from a week ago. VDH was notified 8/25.
  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 58 new cases were reported since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Bland County Public Schools
    • 12 students have current cases including five at BCHS and seven at BCES
    • Outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. Seven cases have been reported in one outbreak where VDH was notified 9/9.
  • Botetourt County Public Schools
    • 33 students and nine staff members reported cases since Sunday, according to the dashboard
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 27 students and two staff have positive, active cases according to Dashboard numbers. 100 students are in quarantine.
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • 15 students and four staff member have active cases, with 300 students and 3 staff members exposed, according to the district. Since the school year started, there have been 168 student cases and 27 staff cases.
    • Outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today.
      • Five cases have been reported at O.T. Bonner Middle School. VDH was notified 9/3.
      • 12 cases have been reported at Westwood Middle School. VDH was notified 9/10.
  • Danville
    • Outbreak in progress at Community Improvement Council Head Start, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. 14 cases have been reported. VDH was notified 9/14.
  • Faith Christian School in Roanoke County
    • Outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. Eight cases have been reported. VDH was notified 9/21.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • Eight positive cases have been reported since Monday according to the district. Five of those cases were reported at Floyd Elementary School.
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • Two students and one staff member reported positive cases today, according to the school system’s dashboard
  • Henry County Public Schools
    • 33 students and seven staff members reported positive cases since last Friday, according to the school system’s dashboard. 17 of those cases were at Bassett High, with 70 students there in quarantine. A total of 174 students were in quarantine this week.
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • 16 cases were reported since Monday, according to the daily counts
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 25 new cases were reported since Monday, according to the dashboard.
    • Outbreak in progress at Margaret Beeks Elementary School, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. 10 cases have been reported. VDH was notified 9/7.
  • Nelson County Public Schools
    • Nine new cases were reported since Monday, with 44 total cases reported for the school year across the system
  • Pulaski County Public Schools
    • Four Fridays in October will be virtual instruction days for some schools. The Superintendent said “Pulaski County Public Schools continues to struggle with issues from the current staffing shortage. We had six vacant bus driver positions and seventeen vacant teaching positions today. The consistent shortages are beginning to take a toll on the ability of our educators to sufficiently plan for instruction and provide feedback to students because they are frequently having to use their planning periods to cover for employees who are out and for whom substitutes could not be secured. Teachers are also having to spend longer periods of time on bus duty in the afternoons to help supervise students whose bus routes have been impacted by the shortage of drivers.”
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • 30 students and six staff members reported cases since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 39 student cases and four staff cases were reported across the school system from Monday-Thursday. 395 students and 45 staff members were in quarantine Thursday, according to the dashboard.
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • Two students have active cases according to the district. Over the course of this school year, there have been 86 cases, with 76 of them being students.
    • Outbreak in progress at Natural Bridge Elementary School, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. VDH was notified 9/16 and did not list the number of cases.
  • Salem City Public Schools
    • 24 new cases were reported since Monday according to the school system.
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • There are 23 active student cases and two active staff cases, according to the school system, including five at MMES.
    • Outbreak in progress at Rural Retreat High School, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. Five cases have been reported. VDH was notified 9/7.

Thursday, Sept. 30

  • Botetourt County Public Schools
    • The school system announced it will implement early student dismissals on Wednesday starting Oct. 20 through the last week of the semester on Dec. 15. High COVID-19 transmission rates in the Botetourt County community are forcing school officials to figure out a way to combat a shortage of teachers and available substitutes.
  • Giles County Public Schools
    • Current positive cases include five students and one staff member at Macy, 10 students and one staff member at NEMS, one student at EEMS and seven students at NHS.
  • Pittsylvania County Public Schools
    • There are 42 active cases, including 37 in students and five in staff members according to the data from the school system

Wednesday, Sept. 29

  • Amherst County Public Schools
    • 7 cases were reported since Monday, with 38 people in quarantine, according to the school system’s update
  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 40 new cases were reported since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Botetourt County Public Schools
    • 21 students and six staff have reported cases since Sunday, according to the district.
  • Campbell County Public Schools
    • Dashboard numbers have not been updated since Sunday, according to the school system tracker
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 27 students and two staff have positive, active cases according to Dashboard numbers. 83 students are in quarantine.
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • Eight students and three staff member have active cases, with 297 students and 22 staff members exposed, according to the district.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • Four positive cases have been reported since Monday according to the district.
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • 182 students and 32 staff members reporting positive cases this month, including 55 students and one staff member at Benjamin Franklin Middle School and 52 students and seven staff members at the high school according to the school system’s dashboard
  • Henry County Public Schools
    • Hasn’t updated the COVID dashboard since Sept. 24
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Ten cases were reported since Monday, with 32 people in quarantine today according to the daily counts
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 17 new cases were reported since Monday, according to the dashboard.
  • Nelson County Public Schools
    • Seven new cases were reported since Monday, with 42 total cases reported for the school year across the system
  • Patrick County Public Schools
    • 31 new cases were reported since last Wednesday, including 16 at Patrick County High. 95 people are in quarantine, including 40 from the high school according to the school system who updates numbers every Wednesday.
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • 21 students and four staff members reported cases since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 30 student cases were reported across the school system Monday and Tuesday. 446 students and 48 staff members were in quarantine Tuesday, according to the dashboard.
    • One classroom at Glenvar Elementary School was closed Monday, per a VDH directive effecting 17 students. Four positive cases have been reported at Glenvar since Sunday.
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • Five students have active cases. 98 people are in quarantine, according to the district. Over the course of this school year, there have been 84 cases, with 75 of them being students.
  • Salem City Public Schools
    • 19 new cases were reported since Monday according to the school system. Eight of those cases were reported at South Salem Elementary on Monday, including a family of three that did have direct exposure with other people at the school. 17 cases have been reported this school year at South Salem Elementary.
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • There are 35 active student cases and four active staff cases, according to the school system, including eight at MMES.

Monday, Sept. 27

  • Pittsylvania County Public Schools
    • There are 41 active cases, including 35 in students and six in staff members according to the data from the school system

Friday, Sept. 24

  • Amherst County Public Schools
    • 21 cases were reported since Monday, with 142 people in quarantine, according to the school system’s update
  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 58 new cases were reported since Tuesday, according to the school system. 14 of those cases were at JFHS.
  • Botetourt County Public Schools
    • 11 students, five staff and two “other” reported cases since Sunday, according to the district.
  • Campbell County Public Schools
    • A total of 15 cases were reported since Monday, according to the school system
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • Dashboard numbers have not been updated since Sept. 18
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • Seven students and one staff member have active cases, with 292 students and four staff members exposed, according to the district.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • 18 positive cases have been reported since Monday according to the district. Eight of those cases were reported at Floyd Elementary.
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • 172 students and 26 staff members reporting positive cases this month, including 52 students and one staff member at Benjamin Franklin Middle School and 48 students and six staff members at the high school according to the school system’s dashboard
  • Henry County Public Schools
    • 27 students and seven staff cases were reported between 9/17 and today.
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Five cases were reported Thursday, with 55 people in quarantine today according to the daily counts
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 46 new cases were reported since Monday, according to the dashboard.
  • Nelson County Public Schools
    • Four new cases were reported since Monday, with 31 total cases reported for the school year across the system
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • 16 students and three staff members reported cases, since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 91 student cases and 14 staff cases were reported across the school system since Monday. 525 students and 49 staff members were in quarantine Friday, according to the dashboard.
    • 19 students at Northside High School reported cases this week, with 51 students were exposed. 22 students at Hidden Valley Middle reported cases with 37 students exposed over the week.
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • Ten students and one staff member have active cases. 116 people are in quarantine, according to the district. Over the course of this school year, there have been 84 cases, with 75 of them being students.
  • Salem City Public Schools
    • 16 new cases were reported since Monday according to the school system.
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • There are 42 active student cases and seven active staff cases, according to the school system

Thursday, Sept. 23

  • Giles County Public Schools
    • 33 students and three staff members have current positive cases, including 11 students at NEMS and nine students and Macy.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

  • Amherst County Public Schools
    • 14 cases were reported since Monday, with 87 people in quarantine, according to the school system’s update
  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 37 new cases were reported on Tuesday and Wednesday according to the school system
  • Campbell County Public Schools
    • A total of four cases were reported Monday and Tuesday, according to the school system
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • Ten students and three staff members have active cases, with 295 students and four staff members exposed, according to the district.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • Eight positive cases have been reported since Monday according to the district.
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • 167 students and 24 staff members reporting positive cases this month, including 50 students and one staff member at Benjamin Franklin Middle School and 47 students and six staff members at the high school according to the school system’s dashboard
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Ten cases were reported across the school system since Monday, with 19 people in quarantine today according to the daily counts
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 35 new cases were reported since Monday, according to the dashboard.
  • Nelson County Public Schools
    • Two new cases were reported in the current week, with 29 total cases reported for the school year across the system
  • Patrick County Public Schools
    • 37 new cases were reported since last Wednesday, including 22 at Patrick County High. 123 people are in quarantine, including 49 from the high school according to the school system who updates numbers every Wednesday.
  • Pittsylvania County Public Schools
    • There are 40 active cases, including 36 in students and four in staff members according to the data from the school system
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • 12 students and three staff members reported cases, since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 45 new student cases and 11 staff cases were reported across the school system Monday and Tuesday. 445 students and 37 staff members were in quarantine Tuesday, according to the dashboard.
  • Salem City Public Schools
    • Ten new cases were reported since Monday according to the school system.
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • There are 44 active student cases and eight active staff cases, according to the school system

Monday, Sept. 20

  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 33 students and eight staff members reported cases, the highest single day number since this school year started. 10 of those cases are at Hidden Valley Middle School, according to the dashboard.
    • Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 21, the entire sixth grade at Hidden Valley Middle School will convert to remote learning and stay home for the rest of the week based on the number of cases and to further mitigate potential exposures. Students can return Sept. 27.

Friday, Sept. 17

VDH defines an outbreak by two or more confirmed COVID-19 cases that are associated with that particular setting (school, long-term care facility, restaurant, gym, etc.).

  • Amherst County Public Schools
    • 18 cases were reported since Monday, with 96 people in quarantine, according to the school system’s update
    • Outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. 75 cases have been reported, an increase of 20 from a week ago. VDH was notified 8/25.
  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 16 new cases were reported today according to the school system, and 67 total cases were reported since Monday
  • Botetourt County Public Schools
    • 16 students and one staff member reported cases since Monday, according to the school system
  • Campbell County Public Schools
    • 70 cases were reported since Monday, according to the school system
    • Brookville Middle and Yellow Branch Elementary both have an outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. VDH was notified about both on 9/6 and did not list the number of cases.
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 23 students and ten staff members are considered “positive active” cases, with 114 students and three staff members in quarantine according to the school system.
  • Charlotte County Public Schools
    • Eureka Elementary has an outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. VDH was notified on 9/7 and did not list the number of cases.
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • 36 students and 11 staff members have active cases, with 94 students and four staff members exposed, according to the district.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • 15 positive cases have been reported since Monday according to the district, with five of them at Floyd County High School and five at Willis Elementary.
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • 154 students and 21 staff members reporting positive cases this month, including 47 students and one staff member at Benjamin Franklin Middle School and 44 students and five staff members at the high school according to the school system’s dashboard
  • Henry County Public Schools
    • 29 students and seven staff members reported cases between Sept. 10 and today, with 161 people in quarantine during the same time period. Bassett High had eight cases, with 24 people in quarantine and Magna Vista High had nine cases, with 42 people in quarantine according to the school system.
  • Learn N’ Play Daycare in Danville
    • The daycare / pre-k has an outbreak in progress according to VDH with nine cases, an increase of two since last week. VDH was notified 8/27.
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • 37 cases were reported across the school system since Monday, with 66 people in quarantine today according to the daily counts
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 71 new cases were reported since Monday, according to the dashboard.
    • Margaret Beeks Elementary has an outbreak in progress, with ten cases according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. VDH was notified on 9/7.
  • Nelson County Public Schools
    • Four new cases were reported in the current week, with 27 total cases reported for the school year across the system
  • New Covenant Schools in Lynchburg
    • Outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. VDH was notified on 8/25 and did not list the number of cases.
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • 36 students and four staff members reported cases, since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 67 new student cases and seven staff cases were reported across the school system this week. 505 students and 48 staff members were in quarantine Thursday, according to the dashboard.
  • Salem City Public Schools
    • Nine new cases were reported this week according to the school system.

Monday, Sept. 13

  • Amherst County Public Schools
    • Students go back to in-person learning today, after no school for six days, due to high numbers of COVID.
  • Craig County Public Schools
    • Students go back to in-person learning today, after schools were closed Wednesday-Friday last week due to a staff shortage
  • Giles County Public Schools
    • Students go back to in-person learning today, after being virtual Wednesday-Friday last week. “Upon returning, masks will be REQUIRED for everyone within the school building. And, per federal guidelines, masks will continue to be required on school transportation. If someone refuses to wear a mask in school, parents/guardians will be contacted to come pick their child up. Or, if someone continues to refuse to wear a mask on the bus, you may be required to provide transportation for your child,” the school system posted on facebook.

Friday, Sept. 10

VDH defines an outbreak by two or more confirmed COVID-19 cases that are associated with that particular setting (school, long-term care facility, restaurant, gym, etc.).

  • Amherst County Public Schools
    • Outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. 55 cases have been reported, an increase of eight from a week ago. VDH was notified 8/25.
  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • Outbreak in progress at Jefferson Forest High School, according to the VDH update today. Five cases have been reported and VDH was notified 8/25. 42 cases have been reported at that school since August 11.
    • 18 new cases were reported today, including five at SRHS according to the school system
  • Botetourt County Public Schools
    • Outbreak in progress at Cloverdale Elementary School, according to the VDH update today. VDH didn’t report the number of cases to preserve anonymity and VDH was notified 9/1. Three students and two staff members have reported cases so far this school year, according to the district.
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 21 students and nine staff members are considered “positive active” cases, with 103 students and six staff members in quarantine according to the school system.
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • 109 students and 19 staff members have confirmed cases, with 80 students and four staff members exposed, according to the district.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • Eight positive cases have been reported since Monday according to the district, with four of them at Floyd County High School.
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • Outbreak in progress at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, according to the VDH update today. Nine cases have been reported and VDH was notified 9/4. 42 cases have been reported at that school so far this month.
    • Seven new student cases were reported today, making for 134 students and 18 staff members reporting positive cases this month, including 43 students and one staff member at Benjamin Franklin Middle School and 37 students and five staff members at the high school according to the school system’s dashboard
  • Learn N’ Play Daycare in Danville
    • The daycare / pre-k has an outbreak in progress according to VDH with seven cases. VDH was notified 8/27.
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • One new case was reported and 20 people are in quarantine according to the dashboard.
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • Eight new cases were reported, according to the dashboard.
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • Three students and one staff member reported cases, making for a total of 33 students and seven staff members who reported cases since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 16 new student cases and three staff cases were reported across the school system. 416 students are in quarantine, according to the dashboard.
  • Salem City Public Schools
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • 56 students and six staff members have current, active cases, according to the district including 14 cases at RRHS.

Thursday, Sept. 9

  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 10 new cases were reported across the school division including three at JFHS.
  • Botetourt County Public Schools
    • 11 new cases have been reported since Sunday, according to the dashboard, including seven student cases.
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 21 students and six staff members are considered “positive active” cases, with 116 students and seven staff members in quarantine according to the school system.
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • 105 students and 13 staff members have confirmed cases, with 80 students and three staff members exposed, according to the district.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • One more positive case was reported since Monday according to the district, making a total of six, with four of them at Floyd County High School.
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • 18 new cases were reported today, making for 127 students and 18 staff members reporting positive cases this month, including 41 students and one staff member at Benjamin Franklin Middle School and 37 students and five staff members at the high school according to the school system’s dashboard
  • Giles County Public Schools
    • Current positive cases within the school system include: Macy – 9 students positive; 5 staff positive; NEMS - 9 students positive; 4 staff positive; EEMS – 15 students positive; 1 staff positive; GHS - 22 students positive; 2 staff positive; NHS -7 students positive.
    • Students are doing virtual learning through Friday, with the goal of returning to in-person learning on Monday, Sept. 13.
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Four new cases were reported and 76 people are in quarantine according to the dashboard.
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 14 new cases were reported, according to the dashboard.
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • 30 students and six staff members have reported cases since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 12 new student cases and three staff cases were reported across the school system. 401 students and 37 staff members are in quarantine, according to the dashboard.
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • One student at Maury River Middle tested positive, with six students being required to quarantine. One student at Central Elementary tested positive, and five students will have to quarantine, according to a statement posted on the district’s Facebook.
  • Salem City Public Schools
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • 59 students and six staff members have current, active cases, according to the district including 13 cases at RRHS.

Wednesday, Sept. 8

  • Alleghany County Public Schools
  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 11 new cases were reported across the school division including three at JFHS.
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 19 students and eight staff members are considered “positive active” cases, with 118 students and seven staff members in quarantine according to the school system.
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • 102 students and 13 staff members have confirmed cases, with 80 students and three staff members exposed, according to the district.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • Two more positive cases were reported since Monday according to the district, making a total of five.
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • 30 new cases were reported today, making for 113 students and 14 staff members reporting positive cases this month, including 39 students and one staff member at Benjamin Franklin Middle School and 29 students and five staff members at the high school according to the school system’s dashboard
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Nine new cases were reported and 149 people are in quarantine according to the dashboard.
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 20 new cases were reported, according to the dashboard.
  • Patrick County Public Schools
    • 54 new cases were reported since last Wednesday, including 34 at Patrick County High. 186 people are in quarantine, including 78 from the high school according to the school system who updates numbers every Wednesday.
  • Pulaski County Public Schools
    • The school system announced today synchronous virtual instruction for Pulaski County High School on Monday, September 13 and Pulaski County Middle School on Friday, September 17. “Students will not report to their respective schools during the synchronous instructional day but should participate in virtual classes during the times that they would have participated with in-person instruction. This decision is based on staffing shortages within the school division and not because of specific Covid cases within our schools. The goal of PCPS is to keep elementary schools operating with five days of in-person instruction each week for as long as possible,” according to a statement from the superintendent.
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • 16 students and two staff members reported cases today, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 14 new student cases and two staff cases were reported across the school system. 343 students and 33 staff members are in quarantine, according to the dashboard.
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • One student at Fairfield Elementary tested positive, with 17 students being required to quarantine. Two students at Maury River Middle School tested positive, while nine have to quarantine. One staff member at Central Elementary tested positive, and four students will have to quarantine, according to a statement posted on the district’s Facebook.
  • Salem City Public Schools
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • 48 students and five staff members have current, active cases, according to the district including nine cases at Spiller, nine cases at Sheffey and 11 at RRHS.

Tuesday, Sept. 7

  • Alleghany County Public Schools
  • Bath County Public Schools
    • Bath County Public Schools will pause in-school instruction beginning Wednesday, September 8 through Friday, September 17. “This decision was made in collaboration with the local health department. Schools are closed today due to a shortage of transportation staff preventing the operation of school bus routes. The shortage is expected to continue through next week,” said a school system facebook post
    • As of this weekend, the school system says there are about nine students and three staff positive COVID cases. Approximately 49 students and four staff members are currently quarantined.
  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 40 new cases were reported across the school division including five at LHS, seven at SRHS and five at JFHS.
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 16 students and seven staff members are considered “positive active” cases, with 85 students and six staff members in quarantine according to the school system.
  • Craig County Public Schools
    • “Craig County Public Schools made the decision to close today to allow administration to conduct contact tracing relating to COVID exposures that occurred over the weekend involving staff and students. We will provide updates as appropriate,” said Superintendent Jeanette Day Warwick in an email to 10 News.
    • At about 3:42 p.m., school officials announced on Facebook that they will pause in-school instruction Wednesday, Sept. 8 through Friday, Sept. 10 due to a staff shortage.
    • Three students and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 while about 50 students and 16 staff members are currently quarantined. Those in quarantine were either considered a close contact or are caring for a child who is considered a close contact.
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • 97 students and 13 staff members have confirmed cases, with 81 students and three staff members exposed, according to the district.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • 3 positive cases were reported since Monday according to the district.
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • 83 students and seven staff members have reported positive cases this month, including 31 students and one staff member at Benjamin Franklin Middle School and 23 students and five staff members at the high school according to the school system’s dashboard
    • Giles County Public Schools will be transitioning to Virtual Learning for the remainder of this week (Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 8th – 10th). The school system cited the high transmission rate of COVID in the community. The goal is to return to in-person learning on Monday, Sept. 13.
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Ten new cases were reported and 91 people are in quarantine according to the dashboard.
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 30 new cases were reported, according to the dashboard.
  • Nelson County Public Schools
    • Four cases have been reported since Monday, according to the school system
  • Pulaski County Public Schools
    • Pulaski County Middle School will be closed with a Code 2 synchronous virtual day today due to a staffing shortage caused by COVID-related absences.
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • Eight students and three staff members reported cases since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 31 new student cases and three staff cases were reported across the school system. 337 students are in quarantine, according to the dashboard.
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • Three students at Rockbridge County High School tested positive while 16 have to quarantine. Three other students at Maury River Middle School tested positive while 18 have to quarantine, according to a statement posted on the district’s Facebook.
  • Salem City Public Schools
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • 43 students and five staff members have current, active cases, according to the district including seven cases at Spiller, eight cases at Sheffey and nine at RRHS.

Friday, Sept. 3

  • Amherst County
    • There is an outbreak in progress, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. 47 cases have been reported, and VDH was notified 8/25.
  • Appomattox Primary School
    • 10 cases have been reported and there is an outbreak in progress according to the VDH update. VDH was notified 8/20.
  • Bedford County
    • 15 new cases were reported across the school division.
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 23 students and seven staff members are considered “positive active” cases, with 126 students and five staff members in quarantine according to the school system.
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • 93 students and 11 staff members have confirmed cases, with 81 students and three staff members exposed, according to the district.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • 17 positive cases were reported since Monday, including eight at the high school, according to the district.
  • Franklin County
    • 47 students and seven staff members have reported positive cases, including 22 students and one staff member at Benjamin Franklin Middle School and 13 students and two staff members at the high school according to the school system’s dashboard
  • Henry County Public Schools
    • 49 cases were reported since last Friday, according to the school system including ten at Magna Vista High. 276 people have been in quarantine since that time period as well.
  • Lexington
    • Yellow Brick Road Early Learning Center is a daycare/pre-k school with 15 cases according to VDH’s update today and VDH was notified 8/10.
  • Lynchburg
    • New Covenant Schools has an outbreak in progress, according to the VDH update but they say the number of cases was not listed to preserve anonymity. The health department was notified 8/25.
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Seven new cases were reported and 44 people are in quarantine according to the dashboard.
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • Seven new cases were reported, according to the dashboard.
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • 36 students and five staff members reported cases since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • Nine new student cases were reported across the school system. 444 students and 43 staff members were in quarantine, according to the dashboard.
  • Salem City Public Schools

Thursday, Sept. 2

  • Amherst County
    • The school division announced all schools would be closed until Sept. 13 after a COVID-19 outbreak. There are 198 active cases in the school division, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Arnold.
  • Bedford County
    • Thirteen new cases were reported across the school division.
  • Botetourt County
  • Campbell County
    • Four cases were reported, according to the dashboard
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 23 students and five staff members are considered “positive active” cases, with 125 students and five staff members in quarantine according to the school system.
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • 86 students and 10 staff members have confirmed cases, with 79 students and three staff members exposed, according to the district.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • 13 positive cases was reported since Monday across the district, including eight at the high school, according to the district.
  • Franklin County
    • Benjamin Franklin Middle School, The Gereau Center, and Franklin County High School will transition to remote learning on Friday. In-person instruction will resume Tuesday, Sept. 7.
    • 17 students and four staff members have reported positive cases over the first two days of the month, including 13 students and one staff member at Benjamin Franklin Middle School according to the school system’s dashboard
  • Giles County
    • 26 cases were reported, including ten at Giles High School according to the school system’s facebook page
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Three new cases were reported and 53 people are in quarantine according to the dashboard.
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • Ten new cases were reported, according to the dashboard.
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • 30 students and five staff members reported cases since Monday, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County
    • 11 new student cases and one staff case was reported across the school system. 438 students and 44 staff members were in quarantine, according to the dashboard.
  • Salem City Public Schools
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • 38 students and four staff members have current, active cases, according to the district including eight cases at Spiller and seven at FCHS.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

  • Bedford County
    • To help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, Staunton River High School and Staunton River Middle School will be going virtual starting Thursday. In-person instruction will resume on Tuesday, September 7, with short-term enhanced mitigation.
    • Fourteen new cases were reported across the school division.
  • Botetourt County
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • Twenty-three students and five staff members are considered “positive active” cases, with 119 students and three staff members in quarantine according to the school system.
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • George Washington High School will revert to virtual instruction on Thursday, September 2 and Friday, September 3. “Our school has had a considerable number of COVID-19 cases and exposures. During our closure, our custodial staff will be deep cleaning classrooms and other shared spaces, as well as buses so that students can return to a safe, clean environment. We will also be putting finishing touches on our desks and desk shields,” said a facebook post.
    • Seventy-eight students and nine staff members have confirmed cases, with 79 students and three staff members exposed, according to the district.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • One positive case was reported at Floyd Elementary School and one operational staff member case was reported, according to the district.
  • Franklin County
    • According to the school system, 1,580 students in Franklin County were absent Wednesday. While the students were out of school for a variety of reasons, most of the absences were quarantine-related.
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Five new cases were reported and 63 people are in quarantine according to the dashboard.
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • Ten new cases were reported, according to the dashboard.
  • Nelson County
    • Five cases, including three at the high school, have been reported this week so far, according to the school system
  • Patrick County
    • 89 positive cases have been reported, including 63 at Patrick County High School. 219 people are in quarantine, including 125 from the high school, according to the dashboard
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • Twenty-three students and five staff members reported cases so far this week, according to the school system.
  • Roanoke County
    • Bonsack Elementary School reopens today, after being shut down for five days per a VDH directive.
    • Three classrooms at W.E. Cundiff were closed per a VDH directive, impacting 58 students.
    • Ten new cases were reported among students across the school system. 511 students and 51 staff members were in quarantine, according to the dashboard.
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • Twenty-nine students and one staff member have active cases. 208 students and five staff members are in quarantine right now, according to the dashboard.
  • Salem City Public Schools
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • Thirty-five students and four staff members have current, active cases, according to the district including eight cases at Spiller and seven at FCHS.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • Nine new cases were reported, including five at Staunton River High School
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 15 students and two staff members are considered “positive active” cases, with 100 students and three staff members in quarantine according to the school system
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • 75 students and 9 staff members have confirmed cases, with 72 students and 1 staff member exposed, according to the district
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • Six positive cases were reported at Floyd County High School, according to the district
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • As of 8:45 a.m., Franklin County schools tells 10 News about 1,100 students are currently in quarantine, with most of those being from the middle and high school. Hundreds of students were sent home in the middle of the school day Monday. Franklin County has about 6,175 total students.
    • For the month of August, 151 students tested positive including 58 cases at the high school and 46 at the middle school/Gereau Center. 32 staff members tested positive, according to the dashboard
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Four new cases were reported and 118 people are in quarantine according to the dashboard
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 12 new cases were reported, according to the dashboard.
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 11 new student cases were reported, according to the dashboard
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • 28 students and one staff member have active cases. 211 students and five staff members are in quarantine right now, according to the dashboard.
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • 26 students and three staff member have current, active cases, according to the district including six cases at Spiller and six at FCHS.

Monday, Aug. 30 (note, many districts don’t report cases over the weekend, so Saturday-Monday cases are reported on Mondays)

  • Bath County Public Schools
    • One person tested positive for COVID-19 at Valley Elementary School. According to a letter sent to parents, that person was on school premises on Friday, Aug. 27, and was in contact with other members of the community in a “contained area of the school.”
  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 18 new cases were reported according to the dashboard, including six at Staunton River High School, according to the dashboard
  • Campbell County Public Schools
    • One positive case was reported, according to the district
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 15 students and 1 staff member are considered “positive active” cases, with 93 students and one staff member in quarantine according to the school system
  • Danville City Public Schools
    • 71 students and 8 staff members have confirmed cases, with 47 students and 1 staff member exposed, according to the district
    • 29 of the positive cases, and 42 exposures were at George Washington High
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • One positive case was reported at Check Elementary, according to the district
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • 110 students and 32 staff members have tested positive in the month of August so far, according to the dashboard. This includes 44 students at the high school and 31 students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Three new cases were reported and 69 people are in quarantine according to the dashboard
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 21 new cases were reported including five at Christiansburg High School and four at Christiansburg Middle, according to the dashboard.
  • Pittsylvania County Public Schools
    • A total of 32 students and four staff members have current, active COVID-19 cases, with eight of those cases being at GES, according to the district
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
    • Nine students and four staff members reported cases, according to the school system
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • Oak Grove Elementary has one classroom closed, per a VDH directive, impacting 19 students
    • 12 new student cases were reported and five new staff cases were reported, according to the dashboard
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • 27 students and one staff member have active cases. 211 students and four staff members are in quarantine right now, according to the dashboard.
  • Salem City Public Schools
    • Two cases at the high school were reported and one case at central office, according to the school system
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • 34 students and three staff member have current, active cases, according to the district including 11 cases at Spiller and seven at FCHS.

Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29

  • Amherst County Public Schools
    • 27 positive cases reported across the district, according to the dashboard
  • Campbell County Public Schools
    • Five positive cases were reported Saturday and two positive cases were reported Sunday, according to the district

Friday, Aug. 27

  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • 101 students and 24 staff members have tested positive in the month of August so far, according to the dashboard. This includes 41 students at 3 staff members at Franklin County High School and 31 students and six staff at Benjamin Franklin Middle School.
  • Lynchburg Public Schools
    • One new case was reported and 34 people were in quarantine, according to the dashboard
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • Nine new cases were reported, according to the dashboard, including two at Christiansburg High School and two at Christiansburg Middle School
  • Nelson County Public Schools
    • A total of eight COVID-19 cases have been reported Friday, according to the dashboard.
    • This includes three cases at Rockfish River Elementary School, two cases at Nelson County High School, two cases at Tye River Elementary School and one case at Nelson County Middle School.
    • Of the eight who have tested positive for the coronavirus, three are employees and five are students.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • Ten students tested positive today
    • For the week of August 22-28, a total of 59 students and eight staff members tested positive across the school district including 18 students and 3 staff members at Bonsack Elementary, 10 students at W.E. Cundiff Elementary and five students at Hidden Valley Elementary.
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • A total of 28 COVID-19 cases have been reported as of Friday, according to the dashboard.
    • So far, 38 total cases have been reported in the district
    • 190 students are in quarantine, as well as four staff members

Thursday, Aug. 26

  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 12 new cases were reported across the district, including three chases at LHS and four cases at JFHS, according to the dashboard.
  • Botetourt County Public Schools
    • A total of 12 COVID-19 cases have been reported today, according to the dashboard.
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • A total of 13 positive tests have been reported since Monday, with nine positive cases at Floyd County High School, according to the dashboard
  • Lynchburg Public Schools
    • After consulting with the VDH, Linkhorne Elementary School will shift to remote learning and will close the building for students on Aug. 27 and Aug. 30. Classes will resume in person on Aug. 31 if the school has enough staff.
    • Three new cases were reported, and 61 people are in quarantine, according to the dashboard
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • Seven new cases were reported, including three at Falling Branch Elementary, according to the dashboard
  • Pittsylvania County Public Schools
    • A total of 53 students and staff members have tested positive, including 8 employees and 45 students, according to the dashboard.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • Starting Friday, Bonsack Elementary School will be closed until Sept. 1 due to coronavirus cases among students and staff. This affects 325 students at the school. 12 students and three staff members have tested positive between August 22 and today.
    • At W.E. Cundiff Elementary School, one classroom was closed starting today per VDH directive, affecting 20 students.
    • A total of 16 students and four staff members reported positive cases today.
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • The school district reported on Aug. 26 that a total of four students have tested positive for COVID-19, including one student at Maury River Middle School, one at Rockbridge County High School and two students at Mountain View Elementary School.
    • After contact tracing, the school determined that eight students from Rockbridge County High School will need to quarantine, five Mountain View Elementary School students will need to quarantine and three students from Maury River Middle School will need to quarantine.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

  • Amherst County Public Schools
    • VDH recommended a temporary closure of all secondary school facilities in the county including Amherst County High School, Amherst Middle School, Monelison Middle School and Amherst Education Center from Aug. 26 until at least Sept. 2.
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • During a school board meeting, leaders announced that more than 600 students are in quarantine.
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools
    • Six new positive cases were reported, with 41 people in quarantine, according to the dashboard
  • Patrick County Public Schools
    • There have been 69 positive cases with 245 people in quarantine, according to the school system’s dashboard. 56 of those cases are at Patrick County High School, with 165 in quarantine from that school.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • Two classrooms at Bonsack Elementary School were shut down due to positive cases among staff members and students, according to a letter set out to parents. Nine cases have been reported there since Sunday, August 22.
    • 13 new student cases were reported across Roanoke County schools today.
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools facebook notification:
    • One staff member at Natural Bridge Elementary School tested positive, and after contact tracing, it was determined 16 students need to quarantine.
    • Five students at Rockbridge County High School tested positive, resulting in six students who need to quarantine
    • Maury River Middle School had two students test positive, with three students needing to quarantine

Tuesday, Aug. 24

  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 12 positive cases across the school system according to the dashboard
  • Floyd County Public Schools
    • 6 positive tests this week across the school system for the week of August 23-27, with 13 prior positive tests reported according to the dashboard.
  • Franklin County Public Schools
    • 62 students and 17 staff members have tested positive across all schools in the district during the month of August, according to the dashboard. This includes 28 students and three staff members at Franklin County High School, where the highest numbers have been reported.
  • Lynchburg City Schools
    • Three new positive cases were reported across the school system and 34 people are in quarantine according to the district dashboard. Quarantine is defined by Lynchburg city schools as “includes individuals who might have been exposed to COVID-19 or who’ve recently had close contact with someone with COVID-19.”
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 11 positive cases were reported across the district. One of the athletic programs from Christiansburg Middle School has been quarantining due to positive COVID-19 cases on the team. For the week of August 23-27, 20 prior positive tests were reported at the school and there are nine positive tests this week as of the morning of August 25.
  • Pittsylvania County Public Schools
    • A total of 49 students and staff members have tested positive, including 7 employees and 42 students.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • 13 students and 1 staff member reported positive cases, according to the school system’s dashboard
  • Wythe County Public Schools
    • Nine staff members and 34 students are reported as active cases according to the dashboard

Monday, Aug. 23

  • Amherst County Public Schools
    • Due to several cases being reported, Amherst County High School will be closed Tuesday, August 24 to conduct the necessary contact tracing.
  • Bedford County Public Schools
    • 12 positive cases across the school system according to the dashboard
  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • 62 students are currently in quarantine after 15 positive cases were reported, according to the Mount Rogers Health District and the school system’s dashboard
  • Galax City Schools
    • 15 students are currently in quarantine after two cases were reported, according to the Mount Rogers Health District
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
    • 14 positive cases were reported across the school system, according to the dashboard
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • Seven students and three staff members reported positive cases, according to the school system’s dashboard
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • Three students at Maury River School tested positive over the weekend. After contact tracing, it was determined a total of 48 students from Maury River Middle School and Rockbridge County High School are required to quarantine.

Friday, Aug. 20

  • Henry County Public Schools
    • There were three new staff cases and 16 new student cases for the week of August 13-20, according to the dashboard. 72 people were in quarantine during that time period.
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • Five students and one staff member tested positive, according to the school system’s dashboard

Thursday, Aug. 19

  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • Four students and two staff members tested positive, according to the school system’s dashboard
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
    • Two students have tested positive for the coronavirus at Maury River Middle School. At this time, 16 students have been asked to quarantine after contact tracing.

Wednesday, Aug. 18

  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • Four students and two staff members tested positive, according to the school system’s dashboard

Tuesday, Aug. 17

  • Patrick County Public Schools
    • Eight people from Patrick County High School have tested positive for COVID-19
    • According to Superintendent Dean Gilbert, 84 people in total are out on quarantine, with three being staff members and the rest students
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • Six students and two staff members tested positive, according to the school system’s dashboard

Monday, Aug. 16

  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • Two students tested positive, according to the school system’s dashboard

Friday, Aug. 13

  • Roanoke County Public Schools
    • Five students tested positive, according to the school system’s dashboard

Wednesday, Aug. 11

  • Carroll County Public Schools
    • Carroll County’s football team canceled Friday’s scrimmage against Christiansburg as a precaution, because some players may have been exposed.
  • Galax City Schools
    • Galax High School Principal Charles Byrd says a member of the football program tested positive last week, and they’re currently following our safety protocol and the team is quarantined. Coaches are working with athletes virtually and plan to be back on the field Monday.
  • Radford City Schools
    • The Radford High School football team canceled practices after multiple athletes tested positive this week. Players are in quarantine and will be retested Thursday according to the Superintendent

Wednesday, Aug. 4

  • Alleghany County Public Schools
    • Alleghany High School football in-person practices and team activities have been suspended until Aug. 14. This comes after the Alleghany County Public Schools Division Central Office was notified on Saturday, July 31, about student-athletes testing positive for COVID

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