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'Several members' of VCU Health Child Care community positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 3:41 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 16:49:49-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Several members of the VCU Health System's Child Care community have tested positive for COVID-19.

Two members of the VDOT child care community tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, August 31, according to a representative who said that all team members and families were notified within 24 hours.

"Following public health guidelines, all team members working in the infant room where the exposure took place, as well as all children enrolled in that room, were quickly tested for COVID-19 and quarantined at home. The tests resulted in additional positive COVID-19 cases. We then tested parents of children and siblings of positive infants," the representative said.

The center closed the center on Monday, September 7, and plans to reopen on Monday, September 14.

All childcare center team members have been tested for COVID-19.

"We are currently working to thoroughly clean and disinfect the entire facility, and are working closely with the VCU Health Infection Prevention team and the Virginia Department of Health," the representative said. "It is our VCU Health System policy for all staff and families to wear facemasks covering nose and chin at all times when in the center, and we are conducting additional training on our infection prevention protocols."