Upshur County Schools announced their first case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, exactly three weeks after schools in West Virginia opened their doors to students.
Here is a breakdown of the cases, closures and quarantines currently affecting schools in the north-central West Virginia region:
- Upshur County Schools announced its first case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, a student at Buckhannon Academy Elementary School.
- All Barbour County schools are closed for at least three days this week after students at three different schools have tested positive for COVID-19. The shutdown will likely be extended through the end of the week, according to the superintendent.
- All Tucker County schools are closed after three students and three employees tested positive for COVID-19. Twenty-three employees are on quarantine, including seven bus drivers. As a result, the county will have online-only learning for at least two weeks.
- A Tucker County High School football player tested positive, the coach said Tuesday. Four other players are in quarantine and the team will be limited to small-group outdoor practices for two weeks.
- East Fairmont Middle School on Tuesday announced two positive cases: one student and one teacher. The entire class has been quarantined.
- Doddridge County Middle School has asked the entire fifth grade class to quarantine for two weeks after two students tested positive over the weekend.
- Lincoln Middle School in Harrison County is closed for two weeks after at least two students tested positive for COVID-19.
- Nutter Fort Primary School in Harrison County is closed for two weeks after three staff members tested positive for the virus.
- Washington Irving Middle School in Harrison County reported one case on Tuesday. After contact tracing, the building will remain open, according to a press release.
- A staff member at West Milford Elementary School in Harrison County has tested positive.
- One student at Lincoln High School in Harrison County has tested positive.
According to the W.Va. Department of Education, there are currently outbreaks of two or more cases at 13 other schools in West Virginia:
- Moorefield High School in Hardy County
- Back Creek Valley Elementary School in Berkeley County
- Lincoln County High School
- Woodrow Wilson High School in Raleigh County
- Logan Senior High School
- Trap Hill Middle School in Raleigh County
- South Charleston Middle School
- West Teays Elementary School in Putnam County
- Dunbar Primary School in Kanawha County
- Maysville Elementary School in Grant County
- Sherrard Middle School in Marshall County
- North Elementary School in Monongalia County
- Daniels Elementary School in Raleigh County