COVINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — After a positive COVID-19 case involving a staff member at Jackson River Technical Center in Covington was reported to school officials on Wednesday, they decided to keep the school closed until Monday.
Covington City Public Schools told WFXR News that school officials learned a staff member at JRTC tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
On Thursday, Oct. 29, the building was closed to staff and students for deep cleaning and to allow the VDH to conduct contact tracing. In addition, the school district announced Thursday that JRTC will remain closed on Friday, Oct. 30.
However, school officials say the staff member only had contact with a limited number of students due to the way the split classes are currently running at JRTC.
Nevertheless, as of Thursday, Covington City Public Schools says students who attend Alleghany County and Covington High Schools will not report for classes at JRTC until it reopens on Monday, Nov. 2.
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