An individual who attended a class at Virginia Western in the Fralin Center for Science and Health Professions on Saturday, July 11, has tested positive for COVID-19. The college has identified all instructors and students who were present in the class and is working closely with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to contact each one. The VDH is advising those individuals to self-quarantine for 14 days (through July 25, 2020) unless they experience symptoms of COVID-19, at which time, they should seek medical advice and potentially testing/treatment.

The VDH has counseled the college that its regular proactive cleaning this week has sufficiently sanitized the facility and other employees and students do not need to take action beyond their regular safety precautions. Out of an abundance of caution, the college has had additional strict cleaning and sanitation performed on the specific classroom.

Thanks to the affected individual’s self-identification of a positive test to college leaders, we have been able to act swiftly to help safeguard as best we can the health and safety of campus, employees and students. For more information on how Virginia Western is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit: https://www.virginiawestern.edu/covid19/.