ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — According to Rockbridge County Public Schools, dozens of people have been asked to quarantine due to possible exposure following 20 positive COVID-19 cases reported at various schools in the district.
On Thursday, Jan 27, Natural Bridge Elementary School reported one employee and one student had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Subsequently, contact tracing determined 25 students are required to quarantine.
At Fairfield Elementary School, one employee and one student tested positive for COVID-19 and seven students are required to quarantine.
Ten students are required to quarantine after two employees and two students at Central Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.
At Mountain View Elementary School, three employees tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing determined 27 students are required to quarantine.
Two students at Maury River Middle School tested positive for COVID-19. Six students are required to quarantine.
At Rockbridge County High School, four employees are required to quarantine after seven employees tested positive for COVID-19. The district previously announced that Rockbridge County High would hold a virtual learning day on Friday, Jan. 28 due to limited staff availability.
Per Virginia Department of Health (VDH) guidelines, a person is classified as being exposed must have been in contact within 3 feet of a positive case, with or without a mask, for a total of 15 minutes within a 24-hour period.
The district cannot identify or confirm the identity of individuals who test positive or who quarantine due to state and federal laws related to privacy,