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UPDATE: Attendee at Tuesday’s Highland County School Board meeting tests positive for COVID-19

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UPDATE 3:35 p.m. (9/3/21): Highland County Public Schools announced Friday afternoon that one of the people who attended Tuesday night’s school board meeting has tested positive for the coronavirus.

There is no word on whether this attendee came in close contact with anyone else at the meeting.

However, school officials urge you to monitor for any symptoms of the virus. If you have any concerns, you are asked to contact your primary care provider.


HIGHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — During Tuesday night’s meeting, members of the Highland County School Board voted to postpone the start of the 2021-2022 school year until Oct. 1, allowing them to continue the conversation about the COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.

A proposed mitigation plan for Highland County Public Schools — which you can read below — was presented at the school board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Part of the proposed plan recommends all ages 12 and over be vaccinated, as well as checking students’ temperatures upon entry to school buildings on both campuses.

The next school board meeting is set to be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8 in the Highland County Public Schools Cafeteria.

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