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Nearly 200 students, staff at Rockbridge County Schools reported under ‘active quarantine’ status

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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Rockbridge County Public Schools announced five new COVID-19 cases and 23 new quarantines on Friday, bringing the school district up to 28 active cases and 194 active quarantines among students and staff members.

On Friday, Aug. 27, school officials that one student at Maury River Middle School tested positive for the coronavirus. Contact tracing then determined that nine students would need to quarantine.

In addition, one student at Rockbridge County High School tested positive for the virus, leading to three student quarantines.

A Fairfield Elementary School student also came back positive, resulting in eight quarantines, as well as a student from Mountain View Elementary School, resulting in three quarantines.

However, a positive student case at Central Elementary did not cause any mandatory quarantines.

Meanwhile, the Rockbridge County Public Schools’ coronavirus dashboard was updated Friday afternoon to report 27 active student cases and one active staff case, as well as 190 students and four staff members under quarantine.

Rockbridge County Public Schools’ dashboard shows the district’s active coronavirus cases and quarantines as of 4:33 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27. (Photo: Courtesy Rockbridge County Public Schools)

For more information on the school district’s 2021 Return to Learn plan and coronavirus protocols, click here.

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