Fifth case of virus confirmed in school community

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Patrick County School officials on Friday reported another person in the school community tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total to five.

Those who were in close contact with the affected individual are being notified according to guidelines established by health officials, the recording stated.

The school division continues to work closely with health officials and recommends adherence to guidelines that include social distancing, wearing masks and frequent handwashing.

For more tips to stay safe, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.

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