The Alleghany Highlands public school system has announced that Sharon Elementary has been cleared of rodents and will reopen on Monday.
The school was closed Friday after rodents were spotted in the building.
The school system issued this statement Sunday evening:
“Sharon Elementary School will reopen for classes Monday, January 30, 2023.
“The school was closed Friday, January 27, as a precaution after rodents were spotted in the building. School maintenance staff responded quickly and have taken action to remove rodents from the building, working with a licensed exterminator as part of this effort. Areas where contamination was suspected have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.
“The Alleghany Highlands Public Schools will continue to monitor the situation and coordinate its efforts with the Virginia Department of Health and the extermination service. The building has been continually monitored over the weekend.
“AHPS gratefully acknowledges the support of the Sharon community, AHPS staff, Alleghany County Public Works, and others for enabling us to address this situation effectively.”