Four Virginia students being self-monitored for coronavirus, reports say

Four Virginia students being self-monitored for coronavirus, reports say
According to a Virginia Department of Health spokesperson, health officials will continue monitoring the family with daily check-ins as the students pose “little to no risk”. (Source: N/A)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WWBT) - Four students in Newport News are being self-monitored for the coronavirus.

According to WVEC, Newport News Public Schools alerted parents that four students who went to China to visit extended family, have to be self-monitored at home for 14 days as a precaution.

However, the students were cleared in a screening in China to return to the United States.

A spokeswoman for Newport News Public Schools says that the students did not travel to Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected.

According to a Virginia Department of Health spokesperson, health officials will continue monitoring the family with daily check-ins as the students pose “little to no risk”.

The Newport News schools that were alerted were Denbigh, Woodside and Warwick.

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