Tangier Combined School To Remain Closed Until Jan. 4, 2021


Staff Report —

Accomack County Public Schools Superintendent W.C. “Chris” Holland notified parents today (Friday, Dec. 11) that “due to a COVID-19 outbreak on Tangier Island, Tangier Combined School will remain closed from Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, through Jan. 4, 2021.  Students will be learning virtually,” Holland said in the announcement.

Holland had previously closed the school from Monday, Nov. 30, until Tuesday, Dec. 15.

An outbreak is defined by the Virginia Health Department as two or more cases in a setting.

The Virginia Health Department as of today reported 21 COVID-19 cases and 71 PCR testing encounters in Tangier’s ZIP code, 23440. That’s up from the seven COVID-19 cases on Tangier Island reported as of Dec. 1.

The island’s population is around 420.

Accomack reported 99 new cases in the last week; 18 of those were today. The seven-day moving average is 14 new cases per day.




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