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

Here’s a running list of schools that have notified parents and staff of confirmed cases

Coronavirus and the Classroom

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. You may remember, we had an ongoing list from August-October, 2021 but when cases leveled off, we stopped updating the list. We’re bringing back the updates because case numbers are at the highest we’ve seen.

*Note: Some school systems only report COVID numbers when school is in session, so snow days, holidays and more may delay updating this list.


2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

Saturday, January 22

Carroll County Public Schools

  • 23 students have positive, active cases according to Dashboard numbers. 60 students and nine staff are in quarantine.

Pittsylvania County Public Schools

  • 24 students and 12 staff members have current, active cases, according to the dashboard.

Thursday, January 20

Bedford County Public Schools

  • 66 new cases were reported according to the school system, including 11 at FES.

Botetourt County Public Schools

  • 22 students, three staff members and one person classified as “other” reported positive cases since Jan. 16, according to the dashboard

Lynchburg City Public Schools

  • 46 cases were reported according to the daily counts, with 212 people in quarantine. This comes after several days of not reporting cases because of snow and the MLK holiday.

Montgomery County Public Schools

  • 211 positive cases have been reported, including 40 at CHS, 29 and BHS and 20 at BMS, according to the dashboard. This comes after several days of not reporting cases because of snow and the MLK holiday.

Nelson County Public Schools

Pittsylvania County Schools

  • 60 students and 22 staff members have current, active cases, according to the current data.

Wednesday, January 19

Bedford County Public Schools

  • 100 new cases were reported according to the school system, however, this includes multiple days of reporting because school was out for snow and the MLK holiday. 12 reported at LHS and 11 at GES.

Carroll County Public Schools

  • 29 students and 10 staff members have positive, active cases according to Dashboard numbers. 73 students are in quarantine.

Danville Public Schools

  • Three staff members have positive cases, and six staff were exposed according to the dashboard.

Floyd County Public Schools

  • Eight positive cases have been reported since January 17, according to the district

Franklin County Public Schools

  • 274 students and 91 staff members reported positive cases since the beginning of January, according to the school system’s dashboard. 124 of those student cases have been at the high school.

Halifax County Public Schools

  • 21 cases were reported, according to the dashboard.

Nelson County Public Schools

Pittsylvania County Schools

  • 67 students and 21 staff members have current, active cases, according to the current data.

Roanoke County Public Schools

  • Six students and eight staff members reported cases today, according to the school system. 280 students and 92 staff members are in quarantine.

Salem City Schools

  • 53 positive cases were reported, including 24 at the high school, according to the school system

Tuesday, January 18

Charlotte County Public Schools

  • “23 instructional staff members and numerous students who have either tested positive for COVID, are symptomatic and awaiting test results, or are quarantining because of COVID exposures. Due to this staff shortage, we are unable to provide adequate coverage for our classrooms and other instructional areas. As a result, Charlotte County Public Schools will shift to remote instruction on Thursday and Friday of this week,” said a facebook post.

Halifax County Public Schools

  • 21 cases have been reported since Sunday, according to the dashboard.

Roanoke County Public Schools

  • 25 students and 18 staff members reported cases today, according to the school system. 817 students and 34 staff members are in quarantine.

Saturday, January 15

Carroll County Public Schools

  • 56 students and 20 staff have positive, active cases according to Dashboard numbers. 181 students and seven staff are in quarantine.

Pittsylvania County Public Schools

  • 91 students and 18 staff members have current, active cases, according to the dashboard.

Friday, January 14

Starting January 1, 2022, VDH defines an outbreak by three or more confirmed COVID-19 cases that are associated with that particular setting (school, long-term care facility, restaurant, gym, etc.). That number is up from two previously.

Amherst County Public Schools

  • 26 cases were reported, with 70 people in quarantine according to the school system’s update

Bedford County Public Schools

Botetourt County Public Schools

  • Outbreak in progress at James River High School, according to the Virginia Department of Health update today. 13 cases have been reported. VDH was notified 12/21.
  • 97 students, 16 staff members and two people classified as “other” reported positive cases since Jan. 10, according to the dashboard

Danville Public Schools

  • 51 students and 18 staff members have positive cases, according to the dashboard.

Floyd County Public Schools

  • 18 positive cases have been reported since January 6, according to the district

Franklin County Public Schools

  • 226 students and 69 staff members reported positive cases since the beginning of January, according to the school system’s dashboard. 106 of those student cases have been at the high school.

Halifax County Public Schools

  • 22 cases were reported across the school system, according to the dashboard.

Henry County Public Schools

  • 168 student cases and 49 staff cases were reported across the school system from Jan. 7-14, according to the dashboard. 45 of those cases were at Magna Vista High. A total of 612 quarantines were reported across the school district.

Lexington City Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools

  • 46 positive cases have been reported, including ten at BHS, according to the dashboard.

Nelson County Public Schools

  • 41 positive cases have been reported this week, including 18 at the high school, according to the dashboard

Roanoke City Public Schools

  • The highest number of cases this school year have been reported this week. 137 students and 38 staff members reported cases since Monday, according to the school system. Previous highs were 36 students testing positive.

Rockbridge County Public Schools

  • 20 students and eight staff members have positive cases, according to the school system. 121 people are in quarantine, including 112 students.

Salem City Schools

  • 59 positive cases were reported, including 20 at East Salem Elementary, according to the school system

Wythe County Public Schools

  • 58 students and eight staff members have positive, active cases, according to the school system. 12 of them were reported at FCHS.

Thursday, January 13

Amherst County Public Schools

  • Amherst County High School and Elon Elementary will operate remotely on Friday, January 14, 2022, due to the number of COVID-19 cases.
  • 32 cases were reported, with 241 people in quarantine according to the school system’s update

Bedford County Public Schools

Carroll County Public Schools

  • 37 students and 15 staff have positive, active cases according to Dashboard numbers. 149 students and three staff are in quarantine.

Floyd County Public Schools

  • 14 positive cases have been reported since January 6, according to the district

Franklin County Public Schools

  • 175 students and 59 staff members reported positive cases since the beginning of January, according to the school system’s dashboard. 73 of those student cases have been at the high school.

Giles County Public Schools

  • 42 students and seven staff members have tested positive according to a Facebook post.

Halifax County Public Schools

  • 16 cases were reported across the school system, according to the dashboard.

Lynchburg City Public Schools

  • 22 cases were reported according to the daily counts, with 164 people in quarantine.
  • Lynchburg City Schools extended the 2-hour early release days for an additional six weeks beginning Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Teachers and staff will work the full day. Students will be released at the following times: High: 12:25 p.m., Middle: 1:10 p.m., Elementary: 1:55 p.m.

Martinsville City Schools

  • 75 students and 19 staff members have positive active cases reported from Jan. 7-13, according to the dashboard

Montgomery County Public Schools

  • 53 positive cases have been reported, including seven at BHS, according to the dashboard.

Pulaski County Public Schools

  • 72 cases have been reported this week, according to the school dashboard. 24 of those cases are at Pulaski County Middle School. 295 cases have been reported since the school year started.

Roanoke City Public Schools

  • 92 students and 21 staff members reported cases since Monday, according to the school system.

Roanoke County Public Schools

  • 69 students and seven staff members reported cases today, according to the school system. 832 students and 146 staff members are in quarantine.

Rockbridge County Public Schools

  • 18 students and five staff members have positive cases, according to the school system. 100 people are in quarantine, including 92 students.

Wythe County Public Schools

  • 54 students and nine staff members have positive, active cases, according to the school system

Wednesday, January 12

Amherst County Public Schools

  • 29 cases were reported, with 120 people in quarantine according to the school system’s update

Bedford County Public Schools

Halifax County Public Schools

  • 21 cases were reported across the school system, including seven at HCMS, according to the dashboard.

Lexington City Schools

Lynchburg City Public Schools

  • 21 cases were reported according to the daily counts, with 98 people in quarantine.

Montgomery County Public Schools

  • 50 new cases were reported since Monday, according to the dashboard. 12 of those cases were reported at Christiansburg High School.

Roanoke County Public Schools

  • 69 student cases and 10 staff cases were reported across the school system. 701 students and 120 staff members were in quarantine Wednesday, according to the dashboard.

Patrick County Public Schools

  • 52 positive cases were reported across the district, with 136 people in quarantine, according to the school system who updates cases numbers every Wednesday.

Pulaski County Public Schools

  • Pulaski County Public Schools will be moving to remote learning for the remainder of the week due to staffing shortages caused by a spike in COVID-19 cases. In-person classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Salem City Public Schools

  • 39 cases reported according to the school system. 15 of those were at Salem High School.

Tuesday, January 11

Amherst County Public Schools

  • 33 cases were reported Monday and Tuesday, with 96 people in quarantine on Tuesday according to the school system’s update

Bedford County Public Schools

  • 110 new cases were reported since Monday, according to the school system.

Botetourt County Public Schools

  • 48 students, nine staff members and one person classified as “other” reported cases so far this week, according to the dashboard

Campbell County Public Schools

  • 33 cases have been reported since Monday, according to the dashboard

Carroll County Public Schools

  • 30 students and seven staff have positive, active cases according to Dashboard numbers. 94 students and four staff are in quarantine.

Danville City Public Schools

  • 23 students and 21 staff member have active cases, according to the district.

Floyd County Public Schools

  • 11 positive cases have been reported since January 6, according to the district

Franklin County Public Schools

  • 98 students and 50 staff members reported positive cases since the beginning of January, according to the school system’s dashboard. 44 of those student cases have been at the high school.

Giles County Public Schools

  • The last update on cases was January 6 and included five positive staff cases and 11 students, according to a Facebook post.

Halifax County Public Schools

  • 55 cases were reported across the school system Monday and Tuesday, according to the dashboard.

Henry County Public Schools

  • The school system’s last numbers posted are from December 17-January 7, according to the school system’s dashboard.

Lexington City Schools

  • Three students and one staff member at Harrington Waddell Elementary School tested positive since Monday, according to a facebook post.

Lynchburg City Public Schools

Martinsville Public Schools

  • The school system’s last numbers posted are from December 31-January 6, according to the school system’s dashboard.

Montgomery County Public Schools

  • 89 new cases were reported since Monday, according to the dashboard. 17 of those cases were reported at Christiansburg High School.

Nelson County Public Schools

  • The numbers have not been updated since the week of December 13, according to the school system. A total of 114 have been reported from the start of the school year through that date.

Roanoke City Public Schools

  • 62 students and 16 staff members reported cases since Monday, according to the school system.

Roanoke County Public Schools

  • 156 student cases and 20 staff cases were reported across the school system Monday and Tuesday. 547 students and 91 staff members were in quarantine Tuesday, according to the dashboard.

Salem City Public Schools

  • 18 cases have been reported since Monday, according to the school system. 15 of those were at Salem High School.

Wythe County Public Schools

  • 43 students and six staff members have positive, active cases, according to the school system

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