Roanoke County Public Schools reports 15 new coronavirus cases in two days

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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — In the span of two days, Roanoke County school officials reported 15 new coronavirus cases — mostly involving staff members — from nine schools and two other divisions of the school district.

Roanoke County Public Schools reported eight staff cases as of Tuesday, Nov. 3, as well as six student cases and one staff case as of Wednesday, Nov. 4.

According to the school district’s coronavirus dashboard, those 15 cases have been reported from the following 11 divisions of Roanoke County Public Schools:

  • One staff case from Back Creek Elementary School
  • One staff case from Burlington Elementary School
  • Two student cases from Cave Spring High School
  • One staff case from Masons Cove Elementary School
  • Two student cases from Mount Pleasant Elementary School
  • One staff case from Northside Middle School
  • One student case from Northside High School
  • One staff case from Penn Forest Elementary School
  • One student case from William Byrd Middle School
  • Two staff cases from Roanoke County Public Schools Central Office
  • Two staff cases from Roanoke County Public Schools Transportation

WFXR News has reached out to Roanoke County Public Schools to inquire about potential exposures resulting from these cases. Chuck Lionberger, the Director Of Community Relations with Roanoke County Public Schools, says the school system will continue to operate as before. At this time, there are no plans to close classrooms, schools, or bus routes.

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