RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Parents have a list of questions after students riding a certain bus were told to stay home and contact the health department.
In a press release this morning, Superintendent David Price says a person on bus 57 tested positive for coronavirus. Anyone riding that bus to Independence Middle, Independence High and Ridgeview Elementary schools are asked to stay at home until further notice.
That might be easier said than done for parents with kids in two different schools.
“They’ve exposed their siblings who ride different buses and they’ve exposed the other schools and the other buses,” said one parent who asked not to be named. The health department has since told the family to limit exposure between each other and quarantine until Sept. 23.
“I don’t know if I should go ahead and go to the health department to have my children tested just to be safe,” said mother of two Katy Craig. “They say ‘stay right there, don’t do anything, wait for us to call you.” That’s kind of hard to do when you’re worried about the safety of your children.”
WOAY reached out to both principals who referred us to the superintendent. He was not available for an interview.
If your child rides bus 57, call the Raleigh County Health Department to leave your information for contact tracing purposes.