Update: All schools in one SWVA county switch to virtual learning due to COVID-19 spike

Published: Oct. 12, 2020 at 2:47 AM EDT
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BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) — Update: 10/13/20: All Buchanan County schools will transition to virtual instruction, the school system announced Monday afternoon.

Buchanan County Public Schools says full virtual learning will begin Tuesday and continue through October 23rd.

Schools will reopen October 26th.

The school system says meals will be delivered to students at 2:35 p.m. each day beginning Tuesday. Families are asked to leave their baskets or totes outside tomorrow for meal delivery.

According to school officials, three students tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

Original Story 10/12/20:

According to the Buchanan County Public Schools system, a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in a transition to virtual learning for Riverview Elementary/Middle School students through October 23rd.

CBS affiliate WJHL cited a Facebook post from the school system stating the staff member who tested positive works at Riverview Elementary/Middle School and the health department continues to investigate the case and will conduct contact tracing.

Meals will be delivered to students at 2:35 p.m. each day beginning October 12th.

Riverview Elementary/Middle School will reopen on October 26th.

All other Buchanan County Schools will continue with the normal schedule.

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