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Carroll County on alert after teacher’s daughter visits Florida, tested for coronavirus

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CARROLL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — School officials in Carroll County announced Friday afternoon that a teacher will not be returning to the high school until her daughter’s coronavirus test results return.

According to Carroll County Public Schools, a teacher at Carroll County High School notified the administration on Thursday, March 12 that her daughter was experiencing flu-like symptoms after a visit to Disney World that week. Officials say the daughter tested negative for the flu, but her coronavirus test results are pending.

Since the turnaround time for the coronavirus test is between one and four days, Carroll County Public Schools asked the teacher not to return until receiving the test results. If the results are positive, school officials will follow the guidance of the CDC and the Virginia Health Department.

As of Friday, March 13, the Virginia Health Department says there are 30 presumptive positive or confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the Commonwealth, but none have been reported in southwest Virginia.

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