Campbell County high school parents organize proms as health leader says decision is ‘just not safe’
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – As Virginia loosens COVID-19 restrictions, parents of high school seniors in our area are organizing proms. Parents of students at Rustburg and Giles high schools are taking it upon themselves to keep the tradition alive. Rustburg High School is a part of Campbell County Public Schools. Campbell County Public Schools is not sponsoring these events. If these events do occur, parents should follow all mitigation strategies and adhere to capacity limitations mandated by the Governor’s executive order #72,” said Clayton Stanley, Campbell County assistant superintendent, in a statement.
Campbell County Sheriff’s Office recognizes members for service
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – Family, friends and Campbell County law enforcement officials gathered at Rustburg High School Friday to recognize 40 people who, according to Sheriff Whit Clark, have gone out of their way for the community. “Every single day they come to work to serve the citizens of Campbell County. One of them was Deputy Brian Davis, who retired from the department after seven years. Davis started in Campbell County elementary schools following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. He said after that mass shooting, protecting the lives of thousands of Campbell County students meant even more to him.
One person tests positive for COVID-19 at Rustburg High School
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – A person at Rustburg High School has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Director of Campbell County Schools, Denton Sisk, announced that the COVID-19 positive individual has been told to isolate and all associated close contacts have been informed to begin their quarantine period. The school division said it was made aware of the positive case on Thursday.
Three schools in Campbell County announced positive COVID-19 cases
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – Campbell County Public Schools announced three positive COVID-19 cases across three different schools on Friday. Here are the schools affected, according to different notifications sent out by Director, Denton Sisk:One person tested positive at Rustburg High SchoolOne person tested positive at William Campbell Combined SchoolOne person tested positive at Leesville Road Elementary SchoolSisk said that each positive person has been informed to isolate and all associated close contacts have been informed to begin their quarantine period. “Campbell County Schools will continue to implement strategies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The health and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and community are our primary concern,” said Sisk in the notifications.
LIST: Coronavirus cases in local K-12 schools
Danville:A student at George Washington High School has tested positive for coronavirus. The student has been participating in virtual learning and has not been on school property since Aug. 20. A student at Grove Park Preschool who was last in the building on Nov. 24. A student at Galileo Magnet High School who was last in the building on Nov. 24. There is no exposure within the school district.
Students head back to class after brief lockdown at Rustburg High School
RUSTBURG, Va. - Students are heading back to class after a brief lockdown at Rustburg High School, according to Campbell County Deputies. Deputies say the call came in around 9:20 a.m. A lockdown was put in place, but deputies say no threat was found. The school system has not yet released a reason for the lockdown. Deputies say all the students are fine. 10 News has a crew at the school working to learn more.