43 students under quarantine after six students at Rockbridge County Schools test positive for COVID-19 this week


ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Dozens of Rockbridge County public school students are under quarantine after six positive coronavirus cases were reported at different schools over the course of three days.

Rockbridge County Public Schools says one positive case was reported at Central Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 28. As a result, nine students were required to quarantine.

Then, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, three students at Rockbridge County High School tested positive for the virus, according to school officials. The school determined that 18 students were required to quarantine.

Meanwhile, at Maury River Middle School, one student reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. This resulted in four students needing to be quarantined.

School officials also announced quarantine requirements for 12 students after one student at Rockbridge County High School tested positive for the virus on Thursday, Sept. 30.

Rockbridge County Public Schools released guidelines across the district to keep students, staff, and faculty safe during the pandemic. School officials recommend face coverings for individuals while in public, maintaining social distancing, and washing their hands thoroughly and frequently.

For more information on COVID-19 cases and quarantines at Rockbridge County Public Schools, visit the district’s virus data dashboard.

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