09/20/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/20/2020 17:12
Gallia County Local School Families and Staff,
We are providing you notice that numerous staff members at River Valley Middle School have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have been placed in quarantine due to direct contact with someone who has. At this point we have been in contact with our local Health Department and have decided to close the building to students and quarantined staff until Monday October 5, 2020. Mr. Ed Moore will provide more specific information to parents as we intend to continue education remotely during this time. We believe that there has been minimal contact with our students but are asking all parents and guardians to monitor their child's health daily for any COVID symptoms. We are working with our Health Department contacts for tracing and are following all of their procedural guidance. If it is determined that any individual has been 'exposed', the Health Department will be contacting those people individually and directly to provide health guidance.
We will continue to follow district safety protocols for hygiene, safety, social distancing, and facial covers. Unless you are advised differently, you should report to school as normal.
Yours in education,
Jude Meyers, Superintendent
Gallia County Local Schools
4836 State Route 325•Patriot, Ohio 45658
Phone (740) 446-7917•Fax (740) 446-3187