COVID-19 Update 4 - Sunday, March 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update 4 - Sunday, March 15
Posted on 03/15/2020

Dear Transylvania County Schools families,

As you know, under an executive order from Governor Cooper and to limit the spread of COVID-19 or coronavirus infection, our schools are closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16, and Monday, March 16 will NOT be a Virtual Day. We want to send this update to help families stay connected and get good information as it becomes available.

There are still no active cases of COVID-19 in Transylvania County. Our county public health department continues to monitor the situation very carefully. Along with good information about washing hands and other steps to stay healthy in or out of our homes, Transylvania Public Health has recently added new information to their website about preventing the risk of infection. Please learn more online at

For students enrolled with Blue Ridge Community College, remember that classes meeting on our campuses are cancelled for at least two weeks. Blue Ridge is preparing to move instruction online, but campuses remain open at this time. Please consult online for the most current information about course schedules, deep cleaning the campuses, and more.

Finally, on Monday our schools will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for parents and guardians to pick up belongings like clothing, medications, or Chromebooks that may be left at school. Be assured that our custodians have been cleaning campuses thoroughly for the safety of staff and visitors. We also ask everyone to help us keep our campuses safe with good hygiene as well.

There is a Board of Education meeting Monday night at 6:30 p.m., and Dr. McDaris will meet with district leadership Monday morning to discuss issues such as Virtual Days, scheduling, school nutrition, and others. We will send another update by Monday evening to help families make plans during this unusual and challenging time.

Thank you for staying in touch. Please continue following good hygiene to keep your family safe, and check back for updates in the days to come.

Wash Hands, Transylvania Public Health

Documents from Transylvania Public Health

Download or view online:
Wash Hands poster
COVID-19 Updates and Guidance

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