Person who was in Virginia Beach elementary school building tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 6:37 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 18:37:45-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Someone who was in the building of Glenwood Elementary School last week has since tested positive for COVID-19, Virginia Beach City Public Schools said in a message to families and staff Monday evening.

School officials were informed late Sunday of the individual, who was in the building from November 12-13. That person will not return to the building until they are released by their healthcare provider and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance has been met.

The incubation period for COVID-19 is up to 14 days, and the period for this possible exposure ends on November 27.

The division says it has been working with the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health in identifying and communicating directly with anyone who may have had an increased exposure risk. These close contacts will hear directly from VBDPH or VBCPS health services.

You can follow the school district's COVID-19 dashboard for more information about the contract tracing and notification process and where the district has had cases in its buildings.

For more information about the virus, you can visit the Virginia Department of Health website, the CDC website or call the Eastern Region COVID-19 Hotline with general questions 757-683-2745.

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