WELCH, W.Va. – In working with the McDowell County Health Department, McDowell County Schools confirmed 1 positive COVID-19 case today at Mount View High School, according to a social media release.
“After completing contact tracing and investigations, it was determined by the McDowell County Health Department and McDowell County Board of Education that this COVID-19 case did not have contact with any other individuals on school campus. Therefore, the school is not affected by this case and no one must quarantine. Cleaning and additional sanitizing is now complete,” said officials in the release. “The confirmed case is believed to have resulted from community events and/or contact and not from infection transmissions within the school. To prevent the spread of COVID -19, everyone is urged to wear face coverings, practice social distancing, hand washing and follow cleaning protocols regularly.”