Multiple students test positive for COVID-19 after exposures within Highland County Public Schools

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HIGHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Public school students in Highland County will spend the next week and a half learning virtually after multiple students tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to Highland County Public Schools‘ statement from Tuesday, March 2, virus exposures took place in multiple classrooms, multiple grades, and on a bus within the school division.

As a result, school officials say they will shift to a virtual format for the rest of this week and all of next week.

This announcement came one day before the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported the first virus-related death from Highland County.

On Wednesday, March 3, the school district announced Dr. Schott has been in contact with the Highland County Health Department and given them the information they need to conduct contact tracing.

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