Greenbrier County Schools issues statement in preparation for possible Coronavirus cases

GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Greenbrier County Schools says if someone becomes infected with Coronavirus, at any school in the county, then schools will be shut down for 14 days.

Here is the official statement:

GCS continues to actively monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in conjunction with local and federal health authorities. There are presently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in WV. As always, the safety of our students, staff, and families remain a top priority, and we will act out of an abundance of caution to protect everyone’s health and well-being. Effective immediately, GCS is canceling out-of-state travel, enhancing cleaning efforts in our schools and on buses, and encouraging hand-washing and preventive hygiene practices in our school community. Again, there are currently no confirmed cases in our county or state. If upon a report from our health department, a case linked to one of our schools is confirmed, all schools in the county would be closed for a minimum of 14 days (or required duration) to all students, staff, and community members and all school-related events would be canceled. Students will receive instructional packets prior to a closure and every effort will be made to distribute non-perishable food to students prior to a closure. Find additional details and resources at

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