An individual associated with Moorefield High School and the MHS football team tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, Sept. 23. As a result, MHS was closed for two days and all athletic practices and events were cancelled.
A notice from Hardy County Schools Superintendent Sheena VanMeter was sent to families, students and staff that afternoon.
“The Hardy County Health Department has been working closely with Hardy County Schools to identify any potential persons who may have had close contact with them including, students, staff, family members and friends,” the notice stated. “Those that need to be quarantined will be contacted by the health department.”
The notice indicates there are various levels of contact – low, medium and high. “Please understand that contact tracing and testing take time,” the notice said.
According to Bill Ours, administrator of the Hardy County Health Department, their focus is on “direct” contact.