UPDATE: Clifton Middle School to be closed until Nov. 9 after VDH determines 20% exposure rate from staff member with COVID-19


UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: In an update from Alleghany County Public Schools, Clifton Middle School will remain closed until at least Nov. 9.

According to the district, contact tracing efforts determined that there was at least a 20-percent exposure rate at the school, so per VDH’s recommendations and the best practices at the school, the building will remain predominantly vacant until Monday, Nov. 9.

All instruction and learning will be 100-percent virtual from Wednesday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 6.

In-person instruction at Clifton Middle School will resume on Mon. Nov. 9 on the A/B hybrid model.

Personnel determined to be essential, as well as other staff, will be contacted directly by supervisors in regards to any placement, hours and/or days during the building vacancy.

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Clifton Middle School will be closed on Tuesday after school officials confirmed a positive coronavirus case involving a staff member.

Alleghany County Public Schools Acting Superintendent Sherman Callahan told WFXR News that contact tracing will take place the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 27, in order to notify those identified individuals.

Callahan says Clifton Middle School is closed Tuesday, but there is no discussion of further closure until officials complete contact tracing and determine the scope of the exposure.

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