Liberty High School transitions to all virtual the rest of the week due to increased COVID-19 transmission

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BEDFORD, Va. (WFXR) – Liberty High School has announced that they will be going virtual on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 9 and 10 due to the number of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Liberty High School’s campus will be closed on these days. Also, co-curricular and extracurricular activities for both days will be cancelled as well.

Students who attend instructional programs at CVCC Lynchburg or Bedford, the STEM Academy, Susie G. Gibson or Governors’ School will also need to work from home.

Bedford County Public Schools says that this is due, not only to the number of cases of COVID-19 in the area but also known school transmissions and the volume of individuals placed in quarantine.

“Based on the positive cases emerging, more time is needed to complete the trace investigation and to monitor several cases with pending test results relating to suspected COVID-19. This temporary campus closure will allow for additional time to sanitize throughout the campus.”

Official statement from Bedford County Public Schools

The district says that instruction will continue as all teachers will be providing work for students in their Canvas courses for the next two days.

Students will need to log in at the beginning of each scheduled class to identify the class plan for the day.

Students should also reach out to their teachers by email or contact the school campus to speak with the teacher by phone if they have issues with internet access.

Click here to access a list of email addresses for teachers.

Any families who wish to participate in meal pick-up may do so at the Liberty Middle School office between 10:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. on both days. This will include bagged lunch and breakfast.

The district says that any individual who has been identified as a close contact through tracing will be notified by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10.

Extracurricular activities may resume for those who are not in quarantine on Saturday, Dec. 11.

In-person instruction will resume on Monday, Dec. 13.

“We are asking our families to cooperate with these efforts and assist us in working to control this current high rate of transmission. Please consider limiting social gatherings that would increase the likelihood of exposure,” said a district representative.

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