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BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — 12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Education announced there is an outbreak at Bluefield High School. According to the WVDE there are two students at the school with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There is also an outbreak at PikeView Middle School. A confirmed outbreak is described as two or more confirmed COVID-19 cases among students/staff from separate households, within a 14-day period in a single classroom or core group.

ORIGNAL STORY4:35 p.m Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020: A release from Mercer County Public Schools announced an additional case of COVID-19 at Bluefield High School. The confirmation was released on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.

It was a student who was diagnosed with the virus. Other students and staff members who were exposed are quarantined.

Contact tracing is under way by officers with the Mercer County Health Department. Deep cleaning and disinfecting of all exposed areas at the school will be completed.

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