Callaghan Elementary School in Alleghany County sees 20% COVID-19 staff exposure rate, transitions to all-virtual instruction


ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — One school in Alleghany County has met a threshold that affects the entire population of the school.

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, Callaghan Elementary School has confirmed that at least 20-percent of the staff has been exposed to COVID-19.

With that in mind, district officials with Alleghany County Schools have gone with the recommendation of the Virginia Department of Health, Callaghan Elementary School will remain primarily vacant from Wednesday, Jan. 20 through Feb. 3, as all learning has been transferred to 100-percent virtual.

“Callaghan Elementary School students are expected to attend virtually from January 20 through February 1. Callaghan Elementary School in-person instruction will tentatively resume on February 4, 2021, on the A/B hybrid, blended model.”

Statement on Alleghany County Public Schools’ Facebook page

Essential personnel and various other staff will be contacted directly by supervisors regarding placements, hours, and/or days during the vacancy of the building.

Read the full statement by the district in the Facebook article below.

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