CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield County Public School’s COVID-19 dashboard shows five new coronavirus cases were reported over the weekend.
On Saturday there were two new staff member cases, one at Bon Air Elementary School and another at Spring Run Elementary School.
On Sunday another Bon Air Elementary School staff member reported a positive coronavirus cases. This is the third case at Bon Air since a student contracted the virus on Friday.
There was also a positive staff member case at Providence Elementary School on Sunday where a contractor also recently was diagnosed with COVID-19.
The third case reported on Sunday was a student at Chalkley Elementary School, this is the third student to contract the virus since cohorts of children have begun returning to school.
The dashboard shows:
|10/17/20||Bon Air ES (staff)|
|10/17/20||Spring Run ES (staff)|
|10/18/20||Providence ES (staff)|
|10/18/20||Bon Air ES (staff)|
|10/18/20||Chalkley ES (student)|
COVID-19 cases at local school districts
|COUNTY||STAFF CASES||STUDENT CASES||DEATHS|
- The Virginia Department of Health announced on Wednesday that several new pharmacy networks have been added to a federal partnership that will bring an additional 52,000 vaccines to Virginia this week.
- The Virginia Department of Health announced the first case of the U.K. COVID-19 variant was identified in an adult resident of Central Virginia.
- 'I thought I was good to go': Mechanicsville nurse frustrated after vaccine registration seems to fall through the cracksOne Mechanicsville nurse is frustrated after it took two months to get registered for the COVID-19 vaccine.
- An official source has told 8News that 10 volunteer firefighters from the Blackstone Fire Department have tested positive for the virus. This means one fifth of the department has COVID-19.
- The percentage of people in the state who have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is 13.5%.
- President Joe Biden's administration announced a new effort Wednesday to deliver 25 million free, American-made masks to those in need across the country.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff say Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, paving the way for its approval for emergency use.
- The Crater Health District is looking for volunteers to help with an upcoming vaccine distribution event.
- From coast to coast, states are scrambling to catch up on vaccinations a week after winter storms battered a large swath of the U.S. and led to clinic closures, canceled appointments and shipment backlogs nationwide.
- Fire chief Dion Tomer said due to the recent winter storms, many members spent several days and overnights in the station to respond quickly to service calls. Now, 8 out of its 50 members have tested positive for the coronavirus.