Davie County Schools say 7 students have tested positive for the coronavirus – WXII12 Winston-Salem

Davie County Schools officials said Thursday that seven students within the district have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the school year.Click the video player above for studio coverage from WXII 12 NewsThe confirmed cases of COVID-19 are spread out among four different schools, said Lori Digler, the district’s lead nurse said, in an email to parents.Digler said families of students who were exposed to or in close contact with the infected students would have already been contacted by Davie County Health and Human Services and provided with additional guidance.”We want parents to be aware that we continue to work closely with DCHHS and are taking steps in response to these current reports,” Digler said. “Davie County Schools will always strictly follow DCHHS protocol moving forward for positive cases.” Digler said at this time, local health officials advised the district that there is no need to close a classroom or school. Health officials said the infected students did not get the COVID-19 virus in the school setting. “Our strict adherence to safety procedures protects everyone – the social distancing, wearing masks, and diligent hand-washing. We are engaging in appropriate cleaning and disinfection measures in the schools daily. This is why we have these protocols in place, to protect students from exposure while in school,” Digler’s statement said.

Davie County Schools officials said Thursday that seven students within the district have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the school year.

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The confirmed cases of COVID-19 are spread out among four different schools, said Lori Digler, the district’s lead nurse said, in an email to parents.

Digler said families of students who were exposed to or in close contact with the infected students would have already been contacted by Davie County Health and Human Services and provided with additional guidance.

“We want parents to be aware that we continue to work closely with DCHHS and are taking steps in response to these current reports,” Digler said. “Davie County Schools will always strictly follow DCHHS protocol moving forward for positive cases.”

Digler said at this time, local health officials advised the district that there is no need to close a classroom or school.

Health officials said the infected students did not get the COVID-19 virus in the school setting.

“Our strict adherence to safety procedures protects everyone – the social distancing, wearing masks, and diligent hand-washing. We are engaging in appropriate cleaning and disinfection measures in the schools daily. This is why we have these protocols in place, to protect students from exposure while in school,” Digler’s statement said.