16 COVID-19 cases reported at Hanover County Public Schools since reopening

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UPDATE: Henry Clay Elementary School is now reporting another COVID-19 case, bringing the total at the school to two.

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Hanover County Public Schools has had a total of 15 cases of COVID-19 since reopening schools this month. 12 teachers have been affected and 3 student, according to the school system.

The most recent cases were at Henry Clay Elementary School and Liberty Middle School. On Wednesday, school officials sent emails to parents making them aware.

At Liberty Middle School, a person who tested positive for COVID-19 came in contact with 13 others at the school.

A person also tested positive at Henry Clay E.S. School. Officials said this person only came into possible close contact with four students. HCPS said the investigation revealed this case was isolated to one classroom.

All students that were affected by these recent cases will learn remotely for the next two weeks.

The school system said they have documented all COVID-19 positive cases. However, they said they do not have the capacity to provide a full accounting of every single person and their current status.

Here’s their breakdown:

  • Henry Clay ES – 2
  • John M. Gandy ES – 3
  • Kersey Creek ES – 2
  • Liberty MS – 6
  • School Board Office and Transportation – 3

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