Roanoke County School Board Chairman recovering after being hospitalized from COVID-19

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke County School Board Chairman Mike Wray is recovering from COVID-19.

Wray was hospitalized for eight days beginning on Nov. 22 and says he contracted COVID-19 in a community setting and not at a school or from any students or staff.

“At one point this was a very serious situation. My oxygen levels dropped significantly, and the medical staff had to take action. While my condition never became life-threatening, I was in bad shape for a few days. I’m incredibly grateful to Dr. Price and the staff at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for their care and helping me overcome this virus.”

Mike Wray, Roanoke County School Board Chairman

Wray says he is sharing his story because he wants everyone to take this pandemic seriously.

Roanoke County Public Schools continues to encourage parents, students and staff to practice proper social distancing and should wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizers placed throughout each facility.

In keeping with Gov. Ralph Northam’s mandate, all students and staff are still required to wear masks.

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