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Virginia Beach high schoolers no longer required to quarantine after exposure to virus – Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia 2021-12-06 09:19:19 –

VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) — Virginia Beach high school students no longer need to be quarantined after being exposed to a person infected with the coronavirus.

The new policy came into effect on Monday, December 6th.

Public school students and staff will still be required to wear masks and contact tracing will continue.

Virginia Beach Public School and Virginia Beach Health Department officials believe that high beach immunization rates make them safe for older students. According to local data, COVID-19 is not very popular in municipal high schools.

“I think this is mainly due to the high vaccination rate. [high schoolers] At Virginia Beach-that’s over 60%, “said district epidemiologist Josylin Binkley.

Binkley says less than 1% of these exposed tests are positive.

So far, about 800 students have been absent from class this year due to quarantine. The district’s chief of staff, Don Robertson, says that 10 On Your Side children went missing on average in about five days of class.

Elementary and junior high school students have a higher infection rate than high school students, so they will continue to be quarantined for 10 days after exposure. Persons identified as low-risk exposure contacts will receive a general notification from VBCPS via the AlertNow notification system.



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