Rockbridge County Schools announce 9 people are in quarantine in separate incidents of COVID-19 exposure at two schools


ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Rockbridge County Public Schools (RCPS) has released a letter sent to parents in regards to two people who have tested positive for COVID-19 at district schools that has resulted in nine people being placed into quarantine.

In the letter from Superintendent Phillip Thompson, dated Monday, May 17, an employee at Central Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend, which has resulted in six students and one additional employee that have been quarantined.

Also, a student at Maury River Middle School tested positive for the virus. Contact tracing efforts indicated that two students were placed into quarantine.

The letter, which can be viewed below, also says that the district “continues to recommend that individuals wear face coverings while in public, maintain an appropriate social distance of 6-feet, and wash their hands thoroughly and frequently.”

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