On Friday, the Mingo County Health Department announced there is a low risk of coronavirus exposure at Mingo Central High School and with the golf team as the school system prepares for the start of the school year.
One Mingo County Board of Education employee will isolate per the Mingo County Health Department after receiving a positive COVID-19 test result. Multiple co-workers and golf team member will also be in quarantine.
Football practice at Mingo Central High School has also been halted as the health department confirmed there is a low risk of coronavirus exposure at Mingo Central High School with the football team. One person has been identified as a probable case who had contact with the team between Tuesday, August 25th and Thursday, August 27th, therefore the Mingo County Board of Education and Mingo County Health Department officials announces the stop of practice for the team until more information has be collected to best protect the safety of all involved.
Mingo County Schools and the Mingo County Health Department reports the risk of exposure for all others at Mingo Central High School is low and continue to stress that wearing facial coverings and practicing social distancing are a crucial part of ensuring the school year will be safe.
Mingo County is currently listed in the yellow on the school re-entry metrics map. School is slated to start next Monday, September 8, in West Virginia.