UPDATE: Students, one staff member from four Danville schools test positive for COVID-19

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UPDATE 8:50 p.m.: Danville Public Schools (DPS) have announced that a staff member at the Langston campus has tested positive for COVID-19.

District officials say that there are no exposures within DPS, related to this case.

“Based on the mitigation efforts currently in place, we are confident that these incidents are contained and no further action is necessary,” reads a statement from DPS.


UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Officials with Danville Public Schools have confirmed a student at Grove Park Preschool has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a news release, the student was last at the school on Nov. 24.

Contact tracing efforts have begun and the Virginia Department of Health has been notified.


UPDATE 12:57 p.m.: Danville school officials announced another coronavirus case on Tuesday involving a student from a local high school.

According to Danville Public Schools’ statement from Tuesday, Dec. 1, school officials learned of a positive case involving a student at Galileo Magnet High School on Monday, Nov. 30.

The school district says the student was last in the building on Nov. 24.

Just like with the other case announced Tuesday morning, school officials say VDH was contacted and the Danville Public Schools Pandemic Coordinator Billy Chaney began contact tracing efforts, but there have not been any exposures within the school district.

“Based on the mitigation efforts currently in place, we are confident that these incidents are contained and no further action is necessary,” Danville Public Schools said in a statement on Tuesday.

Monday’s case marks at least the fourth coronavirus case at Galileo Magnet High School, with the previous cases being reported on Nov. 18, Nov. 21, and Nov. 25. However, the school district says there is no connection between the case reported on Monday and the previous cases from Galileo Magnet High School.

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A remote learning student at George Washington High School in Danville has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school district announced Tuesday morning.

Danville Public Schools says school officials learned of the positive case from George Washington High on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and contacted the Virginia Department of Health.

Billy Chaney, the school district’s Pandemic Coordinator, began contact tracing immediately, but there are reportedly no exposures within Danville Public Schools.

According to the school district, the George Washington High student in question had chosen to learn virtually from home and has not been in the building since Aug. 20.

Based on the mitigation efforts in place, school officials say they are confident the incidents are contained and no further action is necessary.

Tuesday’s case marks at least the third case reported from George Washington High School — including one reported on Nov. 19 and one reported on Nov. 27 — but Danville Public Schools say there is no connection between the new case and other cases previously identified at the school.

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