Four Dare County schools closed Thursday due to positive COVID-19 cases

[Photo courtesy North Carolina Department of Public Instruction]

There have been seven new COVID-19 cases among staff or students at four Dare County schools, which will all be closed Thursday for deep cleaning.

Health officials have identified 200 direct contacts who need to quarantine due to the cases at Kitty Hawk Elementary, First Flight Elementary, Manteo Elementary and First Flight Middle School.

There is one reported case at Kitty Hawk Elementary School, one at First Flight Elementary, three at Manteo Elementary and two at First Flight Middle School, school officials said.

In addition, First Flight Middle School will also be closed on Friday after 10 additional staff members have to be quarantined based on Wednesday’s confirmed cases.

Thus, it will be impossible to effectively staff the school before Monday, school officials said. FFMS will reopen on Monday, Nov. 16.

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Four Dare County schools closed Thursday due to positive COVID-19 cases

[Photo courtesy North Carolina Department of Public Instruction]

There have been seven new COVID-19 cases among staff or students at four Dare County schools, which will all be closed Thursday for deep cleaning.

Health officials have identified 200 direct contacts who need to quarantine due to the cases at Kitty Hawk Elementary, First Flight Elementary, Manteo Elementary and First Flight Middle School.

There is one reported case at Kitty Hawk Elementary School, one at First Flight Elementary, three at Manteo Elementary and two at First Flight Middle School, school officials said.

In addition, First Flight Middle School will also be closed on Friday after 10 additional staff members have to be quarantined based on Wednesday’s confirmed cases.

Thus, it will be impossible to effectively staff the school before Monday, school officials said. FFMS will reopen on Monday, Nov. 16.

This story originally appeared on OBXToday.com. Read More local stories here.