We have learned of two positive cases of COVID-19 at Orange Elementary School. In cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health the decision has been made to stop in-person learning beginning Wednesday, November 4 at OES.  Students will continue to receive instruction through the division’s online platform.  In-person instruction for OES students will resume on Monday, November 16.

The Virginia Department of Health will notify families through email if their student is considered to be a close contact.  As prescribed by the Virginia Department of Health, siblings of OES students designated as a close contact may continue in-person learning at other schools if they meet the following:

*The student is asymptomatic; and

*The student wears a face covering at all times while in the building and/or on the school bus.

Please contact the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District at RRHDCOVIDHotline@vdh.virginia.gov if you have questions or need additional information.

You can also find pertinent details on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html or the Virginia Department of Health’s website at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/.