Fri Sep 18, 2020

County schools report one new COVID-19 case; two in city schools [free story]


Columbus County Schools on Thursday morning reported one staff member from Tabor City Elementary School diagnosed with COVID-19 since the end of last week. The county health department did not tell anyone else from the school to quarantine due to contact with him or her, according to Kelly Jones, a CCS spokesperson. 

Whiteville City Schools reported two additional confirmed positive COVID-19 cases as of Thursday morning.  One, said Superintendent Marc Whichard, is a student at Edgewood Elementary, and the other an adult at Central Middle School.  “Both individuals have been confirmed to have been following our protocols and no quarantine of additional individuals has been necessary,” said Whichard.

At Columbus Charter School, there have been no new cases since the end of last week, said spokesperson Kimberly Patrick. 

Thomas Academy and Columbus Christian Academy both reported having no new cases and no one quarantined.


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