Just two days after announcing that schools will transition to full remote learning due to the increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the county, Monroe County Schools confirmed that four additional cases have been identified in three separate school facilities.
Through a social media post dated Saturday, October 17, Monroe County School officials said, “A positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed for an employee at James Monroe High School, two employees at Mountain View and one itinerant employee who worked at Peterstown this past week. The Monroe County Health Department will conduct contact tracing and all students and employees will be notified. Thoughts and prayers go out to those affected.”
As of Monday, October 19, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has upgraded Monroe County to orange on the color-coded county map. Free COVID-19 testing will be held on Tuesday, October 20 at Peterstown Elementary School. Testing hours will be from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Monroe County Schools will be moving forward with food distribution this week. However, due to the switch to full remote-learning this week, a change has been made to the way in which food is distributed.
On Thursday, October 22, meal bags will be delivered by school bus to each student’s bus stop. Buses will begin departing schools at noon, and a five-day meal bag, including milk, will be delivered for each county student. For those families wishing to pick up their child’s meal bag instead, they may do so on Wednesday, October 21, at their child’s school. Pick-up times are from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.