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Liberty Middle School begins virtual learning after COVID-19 outbreak

Posted at 8:43 AM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 08:43:18-04

HANOVER, Va. -- Students at Liberty Middle School in Hanover County started school remotely Thursday, after being delayed due to three employee positive COVID cases.

In a notice, Principal Donald Latham, said families would hear more about what would happen the following week by Sunday, September 13, at the latest. With Monday set to be a school holiday, Latham said the district was working with the Health Department to determine if in-person learning could begin at the middle school on Tuesday.

Latham said Liberty Middle School students would be attending classes remotely at least through Friday, September 11.

Earlier in the week, three LMS employees tested positive for COVID-19 before the school year even began. At least 15 employees were also in isolation due to potential exposure.

"Thank you for your continued patience, support, and understanding as we work to make the best decisions for our students, faculty, and staff," said Principal Latham in a notice to families. "We are looking forward to getting our school year underway."