Loudoun Public Schools Administration Building

The Loudoun County Public Schools administration building in Ashburn

A third Waxpool Elementary School staff member and a Moorefield Station Elementary School employee have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a Monday statement from Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Williams.

The Waxpool employee is currently receiving medical care while the Moorefield Station staffer is recovering at home, Williams wrote.

The Loudoun County Health Department is investigating those who have recently had close contact with the latter.

"The Health Department is not able to provide any additional information about the ill individual or their contacts," Williams wrote of the Moorefield Station employee.

Moorefield Station Elementary's building is closed until further notice to students, employees, contractors and the public, and will be thoroughly cleaned during the closure.

These preventive measures were already taken at Waxpool Elementary, as two staffers tested positive last week, including Principal Michael Pellegrino.

Williams reminded readers that close contacts of those who test positive will generally become symptomatic around six days after contact, though it may take up to two weeks.

He further said anyone who falls ill should self-isolate and contact their physician, per the LCHD's recommendations.

Frequently asked questions and other coronavirus-related information from LCPS can be found at the division's "COVID-19 Preparedness" webpage at lcps.org/COVID19.

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Waterfordresident

You mean as they test more people the numbers keep going up? Please say it ain’t so.

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