Two students at Rockbridge County HS test positive for COVID-19; eight other students placed into quarantine


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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Rockbridge County Public Schools have confirmed that two students at Rockbridge County High School have tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

District officials say that after contact tracing, eight additional students have been required to quarantine.

Earlier this week, two other students at the high school tested positive for COVID-19 and seven students were placed into quarantine.

The district also says that, on Thursday, Rockbridge County Schools will be on a two-hour delay due to flooding across the county that has impacted many roads.

Through the night, district officials will be checking on the progress of the flooding to make the determination whether or not to cancel school.

Should that decision be made, they will contact parents in the morning via their alert system.

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