ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — At least 27 people — the vast majority of whom are students from a single elementary school — are under quarantine after four students and staff members from three different schools in Rockbridge County received positive COVID-19 test results.

On Monday, Nov. 8, Rockbridge County Public Schools announced that one employee and one student from Fairfield Elementary School tested positive for the virus. After conducting contact tracing, officials determined 24 students would need to quarantine.

School officials also reported a positive COVID-19 case involving an employee at Mountain View Elementary School, which sent two students into quarantine.

In addition, a Maury River Middle School student reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend, resulting in one quarantine.

Meanwhile, Rockbridge County Public Schools’ coronavirus dashboard says there are seven active student cases, two active staff cases, 67 students in quarantine, and three staff members in quarantine within the district as of this writing

School officials continue to recommend wearing face coverings while in public, social distancing, and washing your hands thoroughly and frequently.

For more information on COVID-19 data and policies at Rockbridge County Public Schools, click here.

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