Staff Report —
COVID-19 cases are now being reported on Tangier, resulting in the temporary shutdown of the island’s school.
Accomack County Public Schools Superintendent Chris Holland announced Tuesday that Tangier Combined School will be closed starting Monday, Nov. 30, until Tuesday, Dec. 15, due to a COVID-19 outbreak on Tangier.
Students on Tangier will continue their schooling virtually, according to a press release from the school superintendent.
An outbreak is defined by the Virginia Health Department as two or more cases in a setting.
The Virginia Health Department as of Tuesday reported seven COVID-19 cases and 52 PCR testing encounters in Tangier’s ZIP code, 23440.
The island’s population is around 420.
Accomack County reported 11 new COVID-19 cases in the county Tuesday, but no new hospitalizations or deaths.
The seven-day testing positivity rate for the Eastern Shore Health District, which includes Accomack and Northampton counties, was 7.4% as of Tuesday.