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Second staff member at Hanover elementary school tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 14:45:36-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- A second staff member at Kersey Creek Elementary School in Hanover has tested positive for COVID-19.

Principal Allison Mullens shared the news in a letter to families this week.

"Upon investigation, Hanover Health Department officials determined that no students were exposed since this individual was not in the presence of any students this week. Two staff members who may have been exposed have also been notified as a precaution," Mullens wrote.

The latest positive test comes days after school officials announced a Kersey Creek teacher tested positive for COVID-19. The students in that teacher's class is being taught online for the next two weeks.

In the letter, Mullens reminded families to continue to monitor their children for daily for symptoms.

"If your child exhibits any symptoms, please keep your child at home and contact your healthcare provider immediately," Mullens continued. "We appreciate you continuing to emphasize hand washing, physical distancing, and the wearing of masks with your children. By adhering to all health and safety expectations, we help to protect each other and our broader community."

More information about Hanover County Public Schools' Health plan can be found here.