Six more coronavirus cases confirmed at Wake schools, pushing total to 10 this week
Officials at four Wake County schools announced coronavirus cases on Thursday, and a high school announced a case on Friday.Posted — Updated
That brings the total number of cases confirmed to at least 10 since students started to return to classes this week.
Officials at Alston Ridge Elementary School in Cary, West Millbrook Magnet Middle School in Raleigh, Cedar Forks Elementary School in Morrisville and Kingswood Elementary School in Cary each posted notices on their respective websites Thursday about the confirmed cases.
Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School reported a case on Friday, noting that the infected person was on campus Friday.
"We are working closely with the Wake County Public Health Division and the individual to identify and notify anyone who may have been in close contact with the individual to provide them further instructions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines close contact as being 'within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more.'"
Students are currently not attending classes in person at Wake County middle schools, with the exception of West Millbrook Magnet Middle.
High schools also aren't holding any in-person classes right now.
Forest Pines Elementary School notified families on Wednesday that "an individual associated with our school" tested positive for the virus. The notice didn't say whether a student or a staff member was infected, only that the person was last at the school on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Nick Stevens of HighSchoolOT.com reported three coronavirus infections at three Wake County high schools involving associates within the respective schools' athletic departments. Those schools were Fuquay-Varina High School, Heritage High School in Wake Forest and Panther Creek High School in Cary.
School district officials said Friday they don't plan to comment on individual cases, but Superintendent Cathy Moore said at a recent school board meeting that positive test results are to be expected.
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