MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A Monongalia County Schools employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, officials with the school system confirmed on Monday.
According to Monongalia County Schools Superintendent Eddie Campbell, the staff member of Morgantown High School is in quarantine.
“We were able to identify the individuals that are defined as close contacts and have those folks begin their 14-day quarantine process,” Campbell said.
Monongalia County remains the only county in the red category of the state’s county alert system map, in which the high rate of coronavirus cases has left most students with online instruction and no athletic events. Students with disabilities can participate in face-to-face instruction at schools, with Campbell noting the challenges in virtual lessons for these pupils.
“This is one of those things we’ve worked hand in hand with the local health department on to make sure we have a safe environment for the students and staff,” he said.
Campbell told MetroNews affiliate WAJR-AM a “COVID killer cleaning crew” has disinfected the entire school. He also said the school system has stockpiled personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies.
“There’s still going to be concerns, and we recognize that. We’ll continue to answer questions as we get them and work through the situation,” he said. “I feel really good about where we ended up.”