COVID 19 Information from Salem City Schools

The City of Salem School Division has been monitoring the potential spread of COVID-19 for the past few weeks, and like you, we have been processing a great deal of information. The safety of our school children, teachers and parents is always our number one priority.  Our Central Office staff and Emergency Management team members from the City of Salem are in ongoing contact with the Virginia Department of Health, the Roanoke-Alleghany Health Department, and area health professionals. We encourage you to monitor this site for official school division information. This site will be updated whenever there are new details and facts for you.  We encourage you to consult with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for specific information about the COVID-19 virus.

COVID 19 Communications

ATTENTION FAMILIES:

Where Can I Get Vaccinated?

Here is the link to the free community testing sites offered by the local health department. Please note that there are additional testing sites available at the VDH link simply put in your zip code. 

 

Living with Someone with COVID-19:: VDH-Living with Someone with COVID-19 

COVID-Testing:

If someone in your family is being tested for COVID-19, please do not have any members of your family attend school. 
 
A rapid negative COVID-19 test result will require to follow up with your primary care provider for alternate diagnosis AND return to school documentation.
If your student has been exposed to COVID-19, a negative COVID-19 test result does not exempt your student from the required 14-day quarantine.
Should you have any questions, please contact Randy Jennings, Director of Student Services at (540) 389-0130, or Anna Haymaker, School Nurse Coordinator at (540) 387-2513 ext. 2814.

The local health department (Roanoke-Alleghany Health District) is the lead agency in our community and leaders in the Salem City School Division work closely with health care professionals in our region. In short, educators make educational decisions and health care professionals make medical decisions.

 

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