Loudoun County school district meal service worker diagnosed as having COVID-19

A Loudoun County school district transportation staffer who was helping the meal distribution program is in self-isolation after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

District officials sent a letter to the school community on Thursday saying the staffer last worked at the Potomac Falls/Dominion High School region on Thursday, March 26.

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The staffer began having symptoms on Saturday

The Loudoun County Health Department is working to determine who the staffer might have had close contact with.

They say that – according to the state’s criteria – they do not believe the staffer had close contact with any colleagues or members of the public during the 48 hours before the symptoms appeared.

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The district says it wishes the staffer a “swift and complete recovery.”

The state of Virginia is currently under stay-at-home orders.

“Non-essential businesses” have been closed while the state grapples with the pandemic, and schools are closed through the academic year.