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People test positive for COVID-19 affecting Virginia Beach City Public Schools facilities, bus

The school division said the infected people were at four different high schools and on a bus.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia Beach City Public Schools said Monday that people who visited four of its facilities and were on one of its buses last week since have tested positive for COVID-19.

The school division's COVID-19 dashboard shows that the people were at First Colonial, Princess Anne, Cox, and Kellam high schools and Bus #362 between July 26 and July 29. 

VBCPS said the five incidents don't necessarily translate into five people who tested positive for COVID-19. It's possible one person was at multiple locations.

After the division found out about the cases, it sent an email to parents and families who may have had children in close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.

"You are receiving this email because you or someone in your family is associated with an affected facility," VBCPS said in its email. "We have worked with Virginia Beach Department of Public Health (VBDPH) in identifying and communicating directly with “close contacts,” or individuals who may have had an increased exposure risk and require additional notification and guidance."

The school division said the people who tested positive will not return to VBCPS facilities until they're released by their health care providers and CDC guidance has been met. 

VBCPS is reminding members of its school communities to stay home if they are sick, allow for social distancing, wear face coverings, and wash their hands often. 

If your child goes to a a public school in Virginia Beach and you would like to access the school division's COVID-19 dashboard, click here. 

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