Northumberland schools take precautions against COVID-19

Megan Schiffres

by Megan Schiffres

CLARAVILLE—Northumberland school superintendent Holly Wargo on Monday updated the school board on the district’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID 19, also known as the coronavirus.

According to Wargo, the district has been following guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to combat the spread of the virus.

There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19, according to the CDC, which recommends that people utilize preventative health practices like washing hands regularly, staying home when sick and avoiding people who are sick in order to lessen the chances that they contract the virus. As of March 10, the CDC has reported 423 cases…[to-view-more]