Giles County Public Schools reports eight people test positive with COVID; provide ways prevent virus spread


GILES COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — As the week comes to an end, Giles County Public Schools is providing an update on its current coronavirus cases within the district.

According to school officials, seven students and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19. The information is broken down on a Facebook post on the district’s page. The school also stressed that they will provide weekly updates.

School officials also provided information on steps to take if an individual comes in close contact with someone that is suspected to have or tests positive for COVID-19. On the Giles County Public Schools’ Facebook page, officials state quarantine may not be required if both the individual and person with the virus were both wearing a mask at the time of exposure.

The statement went on to say that if one or both people were not wearing masks, the exposed unvaccinated person will have to quarantine for 10 days. The school district also provided a chart to help break down the different situations in their post below.

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