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Johnston County schools have had over 1,300 students in quarantine in November

Posted November 19, 2020 12:35 a.m. EST
Updated November 19, 2020 2:10 p.m. EST

— North Carolina's COVID-19 numbers have hit several troubling milestones. In the Johnston County school system, many families are struggling with the spread. So far in the month of November, more than 1300 Johnston County students have been put under quarantine.

Parents with children in the Johnston County school system are unsure of how to move forward.

Kerri Bonvi, for example, has children in virtual learning – and she's ready for a change of pace, saying she can't mentally handle virtual classes for a whole year.

However, the latest numbers from Johnston County schools make parents wary of returning their students to the classroom.

Currently, 659 students are actively under quarantine – and so far in the month of November, 1350 students have been under quarantine.

Staff members are also not immune from catching the virus. Right now, 116 staff members are under active quarantine – and so far in November a total of 263 staff members have been under quarantine.

"I’ve been trying to look at the big picture the entire time, which is why I kept them home," said Bonvi.

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