Midlothian High School Reports Covid Case

As Colonial Heights High Switches Back to Virtual

November 11, 2020 - 4:23 pm
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Midlothian, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Just two days into the return to school for Chesterfield's middle and high school students, the district has its first secondary student case.  A student at Midlothian High School has tested positive.

Midlothian High's Principal, Shawn Abel, sent this message home: 

"Greetings, Midlothian Community.  This is your principal, Shawn Abel, with a brief update.

While many organizations are only notifying individuals who are exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, Chesterfield County Public Schools believes that keeping you informed of positive cases in our schools is important. We have learned that a Midlothian High student has tested positive for COVID-19. 
Any individuals who were in close contact, as defined by the Virginia Department of Health as within 6 feet (with or without mask) for 15 minutes or longer during a 24-hour period, would have been notified directly. If you have not been notified, you are not impacted.
We are not at liberty to provide the name of the affected individual and hope that you understand and respect the legal privacy concerns related to directly or indirectly identifying the affected person. 
Our staff has been continuously cleaning and disinfecting workspaces according to best practices for health-risk mitigation.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this difficult time. Maintaining a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment while also managing staff and student privacy rights remains a top priority. "
Just to the county's south, Colonial Heights High School announced it was going virtual through November 30th because of a number of positive cases.