A Loudoun County Public Schools employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the school system announced Thursday night.
The staffer works at Waxpool Elementary and is reportedly recovering while quarantined at home.
“The Loudoun County Health Department is conducting a contact mapping investigation and is in the process of calling each individual identified as having had contact with the staff member who tested positive for COVID-19,” Superintendent Eric Williams said in an email to parents. “The LCHD plans to provide additional information on this topic to the school community as the investigation progresses. “
Waxpool Elementary is at 42560 Black Angus Dr. in Ashburn.
Williams said the following measures are being taken with regards to the Waxpool Elementary worker:
-Effective immediately, the school building is closed to all students, employees, contractors and the public until further notice.
-Food distribution at Waxpool Elementary School is suspended indefinitely. Starting March 23 and until further notice, LCPS will make arrangements to deliver free meals to all Waxpool Elementary School students who are eligible for free- and reduced-price meals.
-If any students from Waxpool are identified as eligible to receive Internet hotspots – as described in the superintendent’s message to the community on March 17 – LCPS will communicate with the families of those students regarding hotspots.
-Waxpool Elementary School will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected and will remain closed until further notice.
The Virginia Department of Health website still lists five confirmed cases of coronavirus in Loudoun, though that figure likely does not include the LCPS employee. Statewide there have been at least 94 confirmed cases and two deaths.
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