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Results for Norfolk Academy student tested for coronavirus come back negative

The school's headmaster said a student who'd come into contact with someone with COVID-19 did not have coronavirus.

NORFOLK, Va. — The headmaster of Norfolk Academy let the school community know Friday that a student who'd undergone testing for COVID-19 was negative for the virus.

The student and the student's family had come into contact with a person who'd been diagnosed with coronavirus. They had shown no symptoms, but they took precautions by self-quarantining themselves.

In his update Friday, Dennis G. Manning said that the family would continue to follow the CDC's guidelines for staying quarantined for 14 days. He added no other student or family in the school community had been exposed to COVID-19.

Norfolk Academy took steps Thursday to prevent any possible exposure before results came back. Those included canceling after-school activities and not running late buses.

The school was closed Friday. It also was closed for students on Monday, March 16 so that faculty members could prepare for the possibility of remote learning.

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