Positive coronavirus case confirmed at Andrew Lewis Middle School in Salem


SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — Officials from Andrew Lewis Middle School notified parents last week of a positive coronavirus diagnosis among a member of the “ALMS Family.”

In the message sent to parents — which was dated Sept. 17 — school officials say the person was last on school premises on Sept. 14, but the local health department determined there was no known exposure to students or staff members while the infected person was at school.

However, even though there was no reportable exposure to students or staff, parents are asked to continue to monitoring their health and their families’ health for COVID-19 symptoms, especially if their child has underlying health conditions like chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, or weak immune systems.

If you have any concerns or your child becomes ill, contact your child’s healthcare provider.

While the school continues to abide by CDC reopening guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting public schools, officials ask members of the Andrew Lewis Middle School community to promote healthy behaviors.

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