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.