UPDATE: Lynchburg City Schools says staffer who tested positive for COVID-19 not part of meal preparation program


UPDATE 12:42 p.m.: Officials from Lynchburg City Schools issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon that the employee who tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday was working at the command center at Linkhorne Middle School was not a member of the nutrition and transportation group involved in meal preparation.

In addition, school officials say the meal preparation areas at Linkhorne Middle School, Dunbar Middle School, E.C. Glass High School, and Heritage High School are kept separate from the command centers and emergency childcare areas.

Linkhorne Middle School is currently undergoing deep cleaning and disinfecting while Lynchburg City Schools officials continue to work with public health officials to determine the employee’s contact history.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Lynchburg City Schools has announced a staff member has tested positive for coronavirus.

In a release, we have been told this person is currently in isolation and was working at Linkhorne Middle School in the command center.

Linkhorne Middle School’s command center will be shut down until further notice.

The command center will be moved to E.C. Glass High School.

Students will still receive their breakfast and lunch as scheduled.

Lynchburg City Schools has reviewed all interactions the staff member had to take the appropriate measures by notifying the other people this individual had contact with at the command center.

The other command centers at Dunbar Middle School, E.C. Glass High School and Heritage High School will continue to operate.

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