Marion County Schools and the Marion County Health Department have confirmed ONE case of COVID-19 at the East Park Elementary School, located at 1025 Fairfax Street.
The case is associated with one confirmed student, which was identified on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
After initial contact tracing and case investigation, the decision was made to quarantine ONLY Cohort B of the Kindergarten class of East Park Elementary School, at this time.
The quarantine will continue through Friday, October 23, 2020. Students and staff in Kindergarten Cohort B will be permitted to reenter the building starting on Monday, October 26, 2020, following their regular work and cohort attendance schedules.
Media contact: (Lloyd White, Marion County Health Department) at (304-366-3360).
The Marion County Health Department has confirmed one (1) case of COVID-19 at the Meadowdale building of East Dale Elementary School, located at 57 East Dale Road.
The case is associated with one (1) confirmed staff member, which was identified on Sunday, October 11, 2020.
After initial contact tracing and case investigation, the decision was made to close the Meadowdale building of East Dale Elementary School at this time.
The Meadowdale building of East Dale Elementary School has been closed and will not reopen until October 25, 2020. Students and staff will be permitted to reenter the building on Monday, October 26, 2020.
Media contact: Lloyd White, Marion County Health Department at 304-366-3360.
WHAT: MARION COUNTY SCHOOLS COVID-19 CASE CONFIRMATION
WHEN: Monday, September 28, 2020
CONTACT: RANDALL FARLEY, SUPERINTENDENT, RDFARLEY@K12.WV.US, 304-367-2100
Today, working with the local health department, Marion County Schools has confirmed three positive cases at East Fairmont Middle School. The case(s) include two students and one faculty and staff member(s). After conducting the necessary contact tracing and investigations, it was determined that those affected have been quarantined and no additional action is necessary at this time.
In accordance with privacy laws, information specific to these cases will not be released publicly, however, details are being made available to keep the community informed of the transmission of COVID-19 locally.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone is urged to follow best health practices as issued by the Governor’s Executive Orders and outlined by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) guidance. This includes wearing face coverings, and practicing social distancing, hand washing and cleaning protocols regularly.
Those who feel they need to be tested, please contact your primary care provider, your local hospital or your local healthcare clinic. For more information about COVID-19 visit the DHHR at www.coronavirus.wv.gov or the CDC at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
For details about WVDE and DHHR guidance documents, visit https://wvde.us/COVID19.
Marion County Schools will post relevant news, updates, and guidance for parents, students, teachers, and staff on this page to keep you informed.