Press Release: Awareness Information Regarding Coronavirus

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P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

Office (540) 863-1800



Dear Alleghany County Public Schools families and staff,


Please know that Alleghany County Public Schools (ACPS) has been closely monitoring the national news regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the past few weeks and stands ready to implement any specific guidance received by local or national health officials.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) have not yet released guidance specifically for K-12 schools except as noted below.


ACPS will ensure that each school has the proper supplies for cleaning and that school custodians are cleaning frequently touched surfaces.  All ACPS families are encouraged to continue the practice of maintaining healthy behaviors necessary during any cold and flu season. VDH recommendations include but are not limited to:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand cleaner if soap and water are not available;
  • Cover nose and mouth with a sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing;
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent the spread of germs;
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick; and 
  • Stay home when you are sick.


ACPS has a collaborative working team that is updating plans for operational and instructional support should this virus impact ACPS.


If you would like further information, please contact your healthcare provider or refer to the Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.