Lexington City Schools delays return to classroom until February

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — Public school students in Lexington will not resume face-to-face instruction until the third quarter starts on Feb. 1, school officials announced Friday morning.

“We anticipate new guidance and data from the VDH and VDOE that will hopefully support our safe return to school as soon as possible,” Lexington City Schools posted on Facebook on Friday, Jan. 8.

This news comes after the school district announced on Monday, Jan. 4, that two staff members at Harrington Waddell Elementary tested positive for the coronavirus and that several other employees around the division were under quarantine after being identified as close contacts of a positive case.

In addition, a positive case involving a staff member at Lylburn Downing Middle School was announced on Thursday, Jan. 7, but no exposures have been reported and no close contacts have been identified among students or staff members.

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