New Coronavirus Case at Arcadia Middle School

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Staff Report —

Accomack County Public Schools is informing parents and guardians that a student or staff member at Arcadia Middle School has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

“This person was on school premises on November 30, 2020 and did not have direct exposure with several members of our community,” Superintendent W.C. “Chris” Holland said in a letter sent to parents today, Dec. 8.

He went on to say the school division is working with the health department “to identify any individuals who had close contact with the person to determine if they might have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.”

Anyone identified as having been potentially exposed will be notified by the health department and asked to quarantine and monitor symptoms for 14 days. “If you are not contacted by the health department, you do not need to stay home or exclude yourself from activities at this time,” Holland wrote.

The school remains open.

The full letter can be read here.