Schools React to Positive COVID Tests

From Sept. 8 until Sept. 23, there had only been two positive COVID-19 test results for people associated with Hardy County Schools. On Sept. 23, there was a third.

The first positive test relating to the school system was on Sept. 13 at Moorefield High School, the other on Sept. 20 at East Hardy Early Middle School. 

The third case was at MHS and it was someone associated with the MHS football team.

In all cases, the school system and the Hardy County Health Department worked to identify anyone who may have come in contact with the people who tested positive. The health department notified anyone who may have been in contact with those individuals.  

Hardy County Schools Superintendent Sheena VanMeter reported to the Board of Education, the reaction from the community has been minimal. 

The Hardy County Board of Education met on Monday, Sept. 21.

“It’s been very smooth,” she said about the first two cases. “Everyone followed the plan. The classes had a seating chart. Everyone was identified from the seating chart. Everyone has been wearing masks. We have some in quarantine. The bus driver cleaned the bus. The custodians have cleaned the room and the cafeteria. Our plan is

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The next meeting of the Hardy County Board of Education will be held on Monday, Oct. 5, beginning at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Central Office, 510 Ashby St. in Moorefield. The public is invited to attend.