Bedford County Public Schools Provide Update on COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies



BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – As more students return to class, we are hearing about an increase in COVID-19 cases in our schools.

Officials at Bedford County public schools say they have updated their mitigation strategies as students return to school.

The district says it has three goals for reopening schools.

  1. Maintain a safe learning environment for students;
  2. Support in-person learning five days a week; and
  3. Provide a strong extracurricular program for students.

They described a comprehensive plan that includes performing home screenings for students and staff before coming to school; regular hand washing for everyone inside school buildings; hand sanitizer, which will be made available; wearing appropriate PPE, including face masks, which will be mandatory for everyone; and many other criteria that the district is committed to keeping in place to help prevent cases of COVID-19 in one of their buildings.

A statement on the district’s Facebook page about it reads:

“As we continue to refine our in-person learning plans, we have updated our mitigation strategies in response to the executive order issued by the state health commissioner on Thursday, August 12. While we remain committed to providing in-person learning for five days. / week as well as a strong after-school program for all students, we have a shared responsibility as administrators, staff, students and families to maintain a safe learning environment for all. Please visit the COVID-19 page on the BCPS website to view the updated mitigation plan and other related information. We appreciate your support and cooperation to keep everyone safe! “

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