Birdneck Elementary School in Virginia Beach reports COVID-19 case

Posted at 9:39 PM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 21:39:31-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Birdneck Elementary School officials reports a person who was in the building recently has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Birdneck Elementary, the school division was notified Saturday that an individual who was in the building on September 22 and September 23, has since tested positive for COVID-19.

The person will not return to the building until released by their healthcare provider and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance has been met.

The 14-day quarantine period for this possible exposure ends on October 7, Birdneck Elementary says.

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health (VBDPH) believes the risk of transmission is low since the individual practiced social distancing and was wearing a face covering. School officials say they have worked with the VBDPH in identifying and communicating with individuals who may have had an increased exposure risk.

f you have or develop any of the following symptoms, you should remain out of the school building and contact your healthcare provider immediately to inform them of a possible exposure:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms