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VBCPS reports individual tests positive for COVID-19 at Glenwood Elementary

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Posted at 7:21 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 19:22:47-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach City Public Schools report that an individual who was in Glenwood Elementary, tested positive for COVID-19.

VBCPS informed families Tuesday that an individual who was in the building Oct. 6-8 has since tested positive for COVID-19. This person will not return to the building until released by their healthcare provider and CDC guidance has been met.

According to school officials, the 14-day quarantine period for this possible exposure ends on Oct. 22.

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health (VBDPH) believes the risk of transmission is low since this individual practiced social distancing and was wearing a face covering. The school has worked the VBDPH in identifying and communicating directly with “close contacts,” or individuals who may have had an increased exposure risk and require additional notification and guidance.

The incubation period for COVID-19 is up to 14 days. If you have or develop any of the following symptoms, VBCPS says 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