Amherst County secondary schools to remain closed one more day while waiting on COVID-19 test results


AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Last week, Amherst County closed all secondary school facilities due to an outbreak of COVID-19. Now, Amherst County Public Schools is postponing secondary schools’ reopening by one more day and asking students to log onto their classes remotely on Thursday.

Students at secondary schools in Amherst County have been learning remotely since Thursday, Aug. 26 because of the outbreak. The students who tested negative for COVID-19 were originally set to return to the classrooms on Thursday, Sept. 2

However, school officials say that not all of the test results were in by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, so Amherst County will keep secondary schools closed one more day so they can inform families of the COVID-19 test results in a timely fashion.

As a result, the district says that Amherst County High School, Amherst Middle School, Monelison Middle School, and the Amherst Education Center will be closed and continue to conduct virtual learning on Thursday.

Then, any students whose coronavirus test results come back negative will be eligible to return to in-person learning on Friday, Sept. 3.

For more information, you can visit the Amherst County Public Schools website.

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