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Student enrolled in Henrico childcare program tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 1:07 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 13:07:14-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A student who attended Henrico High School for the YMCA of Greater Richmond childcare program has tested positive for COVID-19, the school division announced Monday.

In a message to Henrico High staff and families, Principal Karin Castillo-Rose says the YMCA just learned of the positive test.

"The YMCA of Greater Richmond learned today October 11, 2020 that a student in their program at Henrico HS tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, October 9, 2020. The student was last in the building on October 9, 2020," said Castillo-Rose.

School officials say the YMCA staff immediately contacted them and the Henrico Health Department upon learning of the positive test. They say the YMCA will follow the HCPS health plan, which was developed in partnership with state and local health experts.

Under the plan, notifications will be made to individuals identified through contact tracing.

"Our staff continues to clean and disinfect workspaces according to best practices for health-risk mitigation. Our offices will remain open for appointments and other school-related business," said Castillo-Rose. "However, if you have any concerns about conducting school business on-campus, please call us and we will be happy to reschedule or make virtual arrangements to the greatest extent possible. You can contact us at 804-228-2700."