October 1, 2020

Today, working with the McDowell County Health Department, McDowell County Schools confirmed 1 positive COVID-19 case at Sandy River Middle School. After conducting initial contact tracing and investigations, it was determined by the McDowell County Health Department that SANDY RIVER MIDDLE SCHOOLS CAMPUS WILL REMAIN CLOSED and students will return to campus on October 14,2020. We will continue to work closely with the Health Department as they conduct contact tracing. ALL SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES WILL STOP, IMMEDIATELY. šŸ’» REMOTE LEARNING WILL CONTINUE FOR ALL STUDENTS. TEACHERS WILL CONDUCT LIVE SESSIONS AND POST ASSIGNMENTS USING SCHOOLOGY. MEALS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR STUDENTS. DETAILS WILL BE SHARED WITH FAMILIES. The confirmed case is believed to have resulted from community events and/or contact and not from infection transmissions within the school. In accordance with privacy laws, information specific to this case will not be released publicly, however this announcement is made to keep the community informed of the transmission of COVID-19 locally. To prevent the spread of COVID -19, everyone is urged to follow best health practices as issued by the Governorā€™s Executive Orders and outlined by the WVDHHR and the WVDE guidance. This includes wearing face coverings, and practicing social distancing, hand washing and following cleaning protocols regularly. Deep cleaning and sanitizing has been completed on campus as well as on school buses. #countystrong#keepitgreen


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