Sample Notification Letter

Good evening, VBCPS staff and families-

The health and safety of our entire community continues to be of utmost importance for everyone at Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). Across the country we have unfortunately seen a significant increase in COVID-19 virus activity over the past several weeks. With that in mind, we want to make you aware that the school division has been informed of individuals who were in our facilities and since tested positive for COVID-19.

You are receiving this email because you or someone in your family is associated with an affected facility. Please check our COVID-19 dashboard for more information on locations and relevant dates of possible exposure.

Because of the surge in COVID-19 cases in Virginia Beach, contact tracing efforts by VBDPH and our Health Services team need to be temporarily modified. At this time, we are focusing on following up with known positive cases and with families and staff who have reached out and are seeking guidance because they have tested positive for COVID-19, are symptomatic, or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive with COVID-19. This is a temporary modification to our process, and we will resume our usual procedures as soon as possible.

We encourage you to use the following guidelines as a part of our efforts to #VBSAFETogether. Thank you for your support of Virginia Beach City Public Schools.