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Amelia County Elementary School announces COVID-19 case

Posted at 6:16 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 18:17:17-04

AMELIA COUNTY, Va. -- An Amelia County Elementary School student or staff member has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

"Our school division is informing parents and guardians that a student or staff member has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)," the school system said in a Facebook post. "This person was on school premises on September 1, 2020 and did have direct exposure with other members of our community."

The elementary school will remain open and those who made close contact with the person have been informed.

"If you have not been contacted, you do not need to stay home or exclude yourself from activities at this time."

"From this point forward, Amelia County Public Schools will notify only those persons identified as having close contact with a student or staff member diagnosed with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Cases to date have been isolated and unrelated, and in some instances we have sent notifications to the community, only to later learn that people with symptoms tested negative for the coronavirus disease."