Positive COVID-19 case at Tuesday’s Pittsylvania County School Board meeting, attendees potentially exposed

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is urging attendees of Tuesday’s Pittsylvania County School Board meeting to self-monitor for symptoms after a potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19.

Attendees of the meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10 are asked to monitor for symptoms of a COVID-19 infection — such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, chills, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, or a new loss of taste or smell — from now through Tuesday, Aug. 24.

If you experience any of the aforementioned symptoms, you should contact your healthcare provider and strongly consider taking a COVID-19 test. However, if you experience any chest pain, shortness of breath, or a fever of 103 degrees or higher, you should call 911 immediately.

“Those who attended should consider limiting exposure to others, especially those who are unvaccinated, too young to be vaccinated, or are immunocompromised,” the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District said in a statement on Thursday, Aug. 12.

According to the Virginia Department of Health, anyone potentially exposed to COVID-19 who is not fully vaccinated should get tested immediately. Anyone possibly exposed to COVID-19 who develops symptoms should also get tested, regardless of vaccination status.

Health officials say the test is best administered at least five days after a possible exposure, which would be Sunday, Aug. 15 at the earliest. Follow this link to find convenient testing locations with local pharmacies, clinics, and physicians.

For more information on what to do if you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, click here.

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