Botetourt County Schools release details on five confirmed cases of COVID-19

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BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Botetourt County Public Schools have reported five different cases of COVID-19 at three different schools over the last few days.

According to the district, a student and a staff member at Greenfield Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 16.

While the school will remain open, one class will remain on remote learning through Oct. 27. Other students in the school do not need to stay home or exclude themselves from school activities at this time, according to the district.

Also, On Oct. 16, a student at James River High School tested positive for COVID-19. School officials have determined that the student was not at the school since the week of Oct. 5 and there were no identified close contacts of the positive individual.

Additionally at James River High School, a second positive case of COVID-19 involves a staff member that was reported on Oct. 18. School officials say that the staff member had not been in the building in the last week and there were no identified close contacts of this positive individual.

James River High School will remain open and parents and staff were notified of each case.

Lastly, on Oct. 18, a student at Lord Botetourt High School tested positive for COVID-19. After gathering facts from this case, it was determined that the student had not been in the building during the last week and there were no identified close contacts of the positive individual.

Lord Botetourt High School will remain open and parents and staff were notified of this case.

“The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is top priority. We have ensured that any areas of the building which may have been impacted by the exposures were thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Botetourt County Public Schools will continue to implement health and safety procedures outlined by the CDC, VDH, and state and local officials. These procedures include daily screening requirements of students and staff, daily temperature checks of students, use of cloth face coverings, physical distancing requirements, and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures. We will continue to work closely with the VDH throughout the school year.”

Statement from Botetourt County Public Schools

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