Radford Superintendent: ‘Student or staff member has been diagnosed with COVID-19’

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Employees being asked to work from home on Friday, except those who work at the School Board Office

RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) – The Superintendent of Radford City Schools, Rob Graham is saying that either a student or staff member with the district has been diagnosed with coronavirus.

A statement submitted to WFXR News by the Superintendent is below:

“Our school division is informing parents and guardians that a student or staff member has been diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19). This person was on school premises this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (August 25-27) and had indirect exposure with other members of our school community. We are working closely with the New River Valley Health Department who are in the middle of their investigation with contact tracing.  At this point in their investigation, they feel that there is limited exposure and continue to recommend that we stick with our plan to reopen back to the hybrid schedule on Monday. Just for precautionary purposes, we are asking all employees (except those who work at the School Board Office) to work from home tomorrow, Friday, August 28 so that we can deeply sanitize Grove Preschool, Unity Childcare, McHarg/Belle Heth, John Dalton and Radford High School.”

Rob Graham, Radford City Schools’ Superintendent

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