RPS employee dies after contracting COVID-19

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Updated: Oct. 9, 2020 at 3:56 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A Richmond Public Schools transportation employee has died after they contracted COVID-19.

RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras wrote to families to let them know of the employee’s death.

According to the message, the employee contracted the virus earlier this year.

“Though I know our virtual instruction has been difficult for many, if not all, families and staff, we made this decision to keep everyone safe. As today’s tragic news indicates, the pandemic is still very active in central Virginia, which is why we must remain vigilant in our fight against it. Please wear your mask, wash your hands, stay six feet apart, and avoid large gatherings of any kind – for your own health and for that of our community,” Kamras wrote.

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