NH Middle School Cancels Betsy DeVos Visit, Says Staffer Tested Positive for COVID-19

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Σε αυτή τη φωτογραφία αρχείου της 27ης Φεβρουαρίου 2020, η υπουργός Παιδείας Μπέτσι Ντεβός (Betsy DeVos) κατά τη διάρκεια ακρόασης μιας Υποεπιτροπής Πιστώσεων Σώματος για τον προϋπολογισμό του οικονομικού έτους 2021 στο Κάπιτολ Χιλ στην Ουάσινγκτον. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Department of Education says a public school canceled a scheduled visit from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.

The McKelvie Intermediate School in Bedford informed the department Friday morning that it had a positive test. DeVos did go on to visit Riddle Brook Elementary School in Bedford.

A state education spokesperson says the decision on McKelvie Intermediate was made by school officials in Bedford. According to a school board meeting this week, the schools had been chosen for visits because of how they notified families about earlier cases of the virus.

The U.S. Department of Education did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.