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Update: Two more individuals positive for COVID-19 at Elon Elementary, school remains open

Update: Two more individuals positive for COVID-19 at Elon Elementary, school remains open

Update: Amherst County High School reported another person has tested positive for COVID-19. 

The school, which has more than a handful of positive cases since the start of the school year Sept. 9, will remain open, according to a news release. 

The division has reported more than a dozen cases in the past five weeks. 

Earlier: Amherst County Public Schools announced Monday two individuals at Elon Elementary School have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the schools' overall tally of cases to just more than a dozen.

"These cases are a result of community transmission," a news release from the division states. 

Elon Elementary will remain open at this time. COVID-19 cases also have been reported at Amherst County High School and Central and Madison Heights Elementary schools. 

At the Amherst County School Board's Oct. 15 meeting, Superintendent Rob Arnold urged residents to remain vigilant in protecting against the spread of the disease and maintaining social distancing, wearing masks when around others and properly washing hands. 

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