Williamstown Middle School classified as having an outbreak

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Middle School was classified Monday by the West Virginia Department of Education as a school with an outbreak with five confirmed cases of coronavirus.

A confirmed outbreak is described as two or more confirmed COVID-19 cases among students/staff from separate households within a 14-day period in a single classroom or core group.

“This particular outbreak is contained to a specific area. We’re still continuing the investigations but at this point, nothing related to what the school is doing has changed as far as students and teachers being able to be there in person,” Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department Executive Director Eric Walker said.

The middle school had a positive case reported at the school on Oct. 14.

Williamstown Middle School will still continue to use the blended learning format.

Any individuals that need to be quarantined, based on the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), will be contacted by the health department, said Walker.


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