It has come to our attention, 5 JM graduates test positive after being at graduation together. |

Please see linked letter from Dr. Catlett –
We have been informed that five students of James Monroe High School have reported testing positive for COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019). After a preliminary investigation by the Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD), it has been identified that these individuals attended the graduation ceremony on June 15, 2020 and may have had direct exposure with others in attendance at this event. We are writing this letter to keep all families informed and to remind them to continue to take precautions and monitor for symptoms. Though we understand this may cause some uneasiness, the overall risk of exposure to the majority of students and staff at the event is considered low. We are working closely with RAHD to identify anyone who had close contact with the individuals to determine if they might have been exposed to COVID-19. If you are identified as having been potentially exposed, RAHD will contact you and provide additional instructions. It is recommended that anyone present at this graduation monitor closely for signs of illness, including cough, shortness of breath, or a temperature higher than 100.4F. Additional symptoms may also include chills, body aches, fatigue, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. If you experience any of these symptoms, please stay home other than to seek medical care.