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MCHS Closed After Outbreak

On Sunday, the Mingo County Health Department was informed an employee at Mingo Central High School had COVID-19.

Rapid tests were administered to employees in contact with the positive case. The results confirmed five positive cases.

As a result of the outbreak, the school was shut down Tuesday.

The outbreak comes a week ahead of school set to open are set to open to students, however the school was occupied by teachers preparing for the new school year.

Mingo County Health Department Director Keith Blankenship says no athletes have tested positive, but some student athletes have been potentially exposed.

Mingo County is currently orange, according to the state’s color-coded map.

The county will need a rebound out of the orange by this Saturday to open for class on Tuesday, September 8.

Blankenship also confirmed outbreaks at a church, nursing home and the Mingo County Board of Education Central Office.



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