Three Rockingham County Middle Schools Closed For Two Weeks Due To COVID-19

Three Rockingham County Middle Schools Closed For Two Weeks Due To COVID-19

11:05am Sep 28, 2020
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Three middle schools in Rockingham County are closed for at least two weeks because of exposure to COVID-19.

Reidsville, Holmes, and Western Rockingham Middle Schools halted in-person classes as of Monday and will reopen Monday, October 12.

The principals of all three schools posted the announcements on the Rockingham County Schools Facebook page.

Holmes Principal Nicole Lancaster wrote that there have been five presumptive and/or confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the school in Eden, but said she was not allowed to release the student’s names.

A similar message was posted by Reidsville principal Erica Blackwell, who reported that direct exposure impacted several seventh grade classrooms.

Direct classroom exposure was also cited by Stephanie Wray, principal of Western Rockingham Middle School in Madison.

Any staff members or students who may have been exposed have been notified and asked to quarantine along with anyone in their households.

Virtual classes will be held as all three schools undergo extensive cleaning over the next two weeks.

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