11 COVID-19 cases reported among students, staff at 7 Roanoke County schools since Sunday


ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — In just two days, Roanoke County Public Schools has reported 11 coronavirus cases involving both students and staff members from seven schools in the district.

The Roanoke County Public Schools COVID-19 dashboard reported two student coronavirus cases from the school district on Sunday, Oct. 11, as well as seven student cases and two staff cases on Monday, Oct. 12.

Of those 11 cases reported since Sunday, the dashboard says the cases are broken down between the following seven schools:

  • Two students and one staff member at Cave Spring High School
  • Two students at Glenvar Elementary School
  • One student at Glenvar Middle School
  • One student at Mount Pleasant Elementary School
  • One staff member at Mountain View Elementary School
  • Two students at Northside High School
  • One student at William Byrd Middle School

According to Chuck Lionberger with Roanoke County Public Schools, there are no concerns of exposure involving any of these cases, but the school district is working alongside health officials to conduct contact tracing. In addition, the schools are reportedly continuing to perform daily disinfecting and weekly deep cleaning procedures.

This news came as Roanoke County Public Schools shared plans to expand their hybrid-learning plan to allow third-graders to return to the classroom five days a week starting Oct. 26.

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