One person at Central Elementary School tests positive for COVID-19
AMHERST, Va. – A person at Central Elementary School has been diagnosed with coronavirus, according to Amherst County Public Schools. Officials say the school will remain open at this time and anyone identified as having been potentially exposed to the virus will be contacted by the health department or the school division. The announcement sent on Friday did not disclose if the person is a staff member or student.
Elementary school teacher tests positive for COVID-19 in Rockbridge County
ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. – Rockbridge County school leaders announced on Saturday that a teacher at Central Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. The Health Department is contacting anyone who may have been in contact with this teacher and has advised another staff member to quarantine, according to Superintendent Phillip Thompson. Officials said these two staff members have not been in close contact with any students as they are not teaching in-person. Due to privacy laws, the division can’t identify anyone who tests positive or is in quarantine, according to Thompson. This is the second positive case in the school district, and both cases involve staff members.