Probable case of COVID-19 at Buchanan Elementary, positive case at Lord Botetourt High

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Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 8:15 AM EDT
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BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Botetourt County Public Schools sent letters out Monday informing parents of a student at Lord Botetourt High School who tested positive for COVID-19, as well as a Buchanan Elementary School student being treated for a probable case.

It was determined that areas of potential exposure at the high school were limited and did not involve any classroom areas. The school will remain open.

The elementary school will also remain open, but the school district said students in the affected class will temporarily transition to remote learning. Impacted students will return to in-person learning Sept. 28, as long as they are symptom-free.

The district is working with the Roanoke and Alleghany Health Department to identify those who may have had close contact with the student. Parents will be contacted directly if their children have potentially been exposed.

Other students in the elementary school do not need to stay home or exclude themselves from activities at this time.

Parents should continue to monitor their children’s health.

Areas in the school potentially exposed have been cleaned following established protocols. The schools will continue to follow CDC guidelines to reduce transmission and keep everyone safe.

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