Person associated with Floyd County High School tests positive for COVID-19, officials say

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FLOYD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Floyd County school officials announced Monday morning a person associated with Floyd County High School has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, but plan to keep the school open.

According to Floyd County Public Schools’ statement on Monday, Aug. 31, that person who tested positive has not been on Floyd County High School property for the last week.

As of Monday, officials say they believe there have not been any direct exposures.

In addition, despite the positive case — which the New River Health District has confirmed and is currently investigating — Floyd County High School will remain open, the district says.

“We are working closely with the New River Health District to identify anyone who had close contact with the person to determine if they might have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19,” Floyd County Public Schools said in Monday’s statement.

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