Families, Students, Staff of Upshur County Schools:
Upshur County Schools received confirmation from the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department on Tuesday regarding a positive COVID-19 case that impacted two classrooms at Union Elementary School. The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department will be working closely with Upshur County Schools to identify persons who have had close contact with them including students, staff, family members, and friends. Those who need to be quarantined will be contacted by the health department. Immediate notification will be made while maintaining confidentiality when a close contact is confirmed and communicated to Upshur County Schools. Please understand that contact tracing and testing take time and that there are levels of contact: low, medium and high.
Our students and staff have done a great job wearing masks and social distancing at school in order to help prevent exposure. We will continue to take appropriate action working with and under the guidance of health officials to protect the safety and well-being of our students and staff. To keep our schools open to our children, it will take our entire community following established COVID-19 protocol including hand washing, facial covering use, social distancing, and proper hygiene. We appreciate your on-going support and commitment to the health of Upshur County.