Meadow View Elementary in Henry County extends virtual learning after two COVID-19 cases reported at school

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HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — After discovering two positive coronavirus cases at Meadow View Elementary, school officials notified parents that in-person learning at this Henry County elementary school would be delayed for two weeks.

Henry County Public Schools says all other schools in the district are set to begin in-person learning on a hybrid A/B schedule on Monday, Oct. 12.

According to the school district’s website, students in group A will attend in-person classes on Monday and Tuesday and learn virtually Wednesday through Friday. Meanwhile, students in group B will reportedly learn virtually Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, and attend in-person classes on Wednesday and Thursday.

However, according to the letter school officials sent to families on Thursday, Oct. 8, there are two positive coronavirus cases at Meadow View Elementary.

“In an abundance of caution, it has been determined that several staff members should quarantine for a period of two weeks,” said Judy Edmonds, the school’s principal, in Thursday’s statement. “Because the period of quarantine may prevent our in-person learners from receiving the support they need from highly qualified professionals, we have decided to have all Meadow View Elementary students continue with remote learning until October 26.”

Even though Meadow View Elementary will continue remote learning for two extra weeks, student meals will reportedly be available for pickup at the school from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday of each week.

Henry County Public Schools continues to encourage families to follow preventative measures — such as washing hands, wearing a face covering, and maintaining social distancing — and to stay home and contact their medical provider if they experience any coronavirus symptoms.

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