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UPDATE: Amherst County High reopening Wednesday, 140 people quarantining following contact tracing

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UPDATE 6:51 a.m. (8/25/21): Amherst County school officials posted on social media that Amherst County High School is set to reopen on Wednesday following Tuesday’s closure for contact tracing. However, more than 100 people are now quarantining due to several coronavirus cases at the school.

In a reply to one of the comments on the district’s post about the closure for Tuesday, Aug. 24, Amherst County Public Schools announced that the contact tracing was completed and that the high school will reopen on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

When asked if students could return Wednesday if they had a negative coronavirus test, the district replied, “If your child had a negative PCR Test on day 5 after exposure, per CDC guidance, they can return on day 7. If they do not take a test, then they can return after day 10.”

According to the update on the district’s COVID-19 dashboard from Monday, Aug. 23, Amherst County High School reported three positive cases and 140 “additional quarantined.”

Meanwhile, there are four positive cases and 25 quarantined at Amelon Elementary School, as well as two positive cases and 18 quarantined at Monelison Middle School.


AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — School officials announced Monday night that Amherst County High School will be closed on Tuesday in order to conduct contact tracing.

According to Amherst County Public Schools, this closure and contact tracing comes after several coronavirus cases were reported on Monday, Aug. 23.

However, all other schools in the district are still open for Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Amherst County public school students just returned to the classroom on Wednesday, Aug. 18.

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