Roanoke Rapids Graded School District’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

RRGSD Families,

We understand the growing concern over the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and its potential impact on our students, staff, and schools.

RRGSD is taking the communicable disease seriously and is following the guidance of local, state, and national health experts, including the NC Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We remain committed to open lines of communication with you. Right now, we are focused on preventative measures and contingency planning. If it becomes clear that additional measures are needed, we will communicate directly with our staff, students, and families and post updates on our website and social media sites.

If you have a specific question about our district’s efforts, please contact your school’s nurse.


Please be assured that RRGSD Student Health Services staff continue to monitor illness in our schools as a standard practice. As always, we will share additional information with school communities as needed.

We urge all RRGSD families to continue the practice of maintaining healthy behaviors necessary during any cold and flu season.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand cleaner if soap and water are not available;
  • Cover nose and mouth with a sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing;
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent the spread of germs.;
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick;
  • Stay home when you are sick.

If you would like more information about COVID-19 specifically, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/.

Preparations for Local Impact

At any time we may limit or prohibit our students from traveling outside of the area should we need to take this precaution.

Additionally, RRGSD is working with the Halifax County Health Department, Halifax Emergency Services and other local agencies. The Health Department is providing daily updates on its social media and website as well.

Please be on the lookout for further communications and continue to check this website for updates as we solidify our planning, taking into consideration the needs of our RRGSD students and families.