Waxpool Elem.

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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This is a Times-Mirror news alert. Check back to LoudounTimes.com for updates.

(5) comments

Penguin

What would be great? To let the public know any places or activities that may have been cross-contaminated. Would that be too much to ask?

LoudounBornandRaised92

We (LCPS employees) were told that investigation of who'd they been in contact with and where they been was starting yesterday. The person just found out they were positive. Things like this take time. It's still important for people to know that someone is testing positive, which is what this article is saying. They can't give you information that doesn't exist yet.

LetSanityPrevail

well said!

Chris McHale

I vowed not to comment on LTM during the crisis but without Hockey I must openly say to Penguin, everyone has the Corona and it's everywhere. With that said Sid Crosby, just stay home.

Qwertyuiop

Kudos to LCPS for protecting the identity of the employee. It’s not their fault they are infected but there are far too many ignorant people out there who don’t realize it.

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