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An employee in the Hampshire County Schools transportation department has tested positive for COVID-19.

Health Department Director Stephanie Shoemaker said the positive test was only identified today, 1 of 5 new cases in Hampshire County.

They come on the heels of 9 positive tests Thursday, the highest 1-day total of the pandemic here. Over 2 days the county shifted from green to yellow to gold status on the state’s 5-tier map system.   

Superintendent Jeff Pancione said in a press release this evening (Friday, Oct. 30) that anyone with close contact with the patient – students, staff, family and friends – has been notified by the Hampshire County Health Department and quarantined.

He did not indicate if the employee is a bus driver.

“As we move forward, the health department and Hampshire County Schools are asking parents to continue to monitor their students for any COVID-19 related symptoms,” Pancione’s statement said.

He urged parents to monitor their children for symptoms of the virus and suggested they call the health department at 304-496-9640 if they weren’t sure what the symptoms are.

“Our goal is to provide the safest learning environment for our students and staff,” he said.



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Jim Dodgins

People need to wear mask. Everywhere I go I see few mask and get sneered at because I wear one.

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