Harnett County Schools begin in-person learning
Harnett County Schools returned to in-person learning on Monday. Gilbert Baez has a look at what the schools are doing to attempt to keep those inside them safe.
NEEDS TO GET VACCINATED OR DEVELOP THE ANTIBODIES. >>> IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL FOR 20,000 STUDENTS IN HARNETT COUNTY DESPITE TWO TEACHERS RECENTLY TESTING POSITIVE. GILBERT, ARE THEY READ CAN I? >> Reporter: WELL, I THINK THAT EVERYBODY IS KEEPING THE FINGERS CROSSED THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE AN OUTBREAK OF COVID IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. THEY'RE PRACTICING THE THREE W'S LIKE THE SIGN SAYS, YOU HAVE TO WEAR THE MASK WHEN YOU COME THE SCHOOL. THEY'RE DOING THAT WITH SMILES. THOSE SMILES ARE COVERED BY PIECES OF CLOTHE ACROSS THE FACES. >> IF YOU LIKE RED, GIVE ME A THUMBS UP. >> Reporter: LITTLE FACES COVERED UP. THIS IS THE NEW NORMAL FOR THOSE. LITTLE TAYLOR BROWN IS HAPPY ABOUT COMING BACK TO SCHOOL BUT NOT EXCITED ABOUT HAVING TO WEAR A MASK. >> I DON'T LIKE IT. >> YOU DON'T LIKE WEARING IT? >> NO. >> WHAT DON'T YOU LIKE? >> BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO WEAR IT FOR SEVEN HOURS A DAY. >> THERE'S HANDS SANITIZER AND SOCIAL DISTANCING. IT CALLS FOR STUDENTS TO ATTEND CLASS AND THE OTHER TEN THOUSAND ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. WEDNESDAY IS USED FOR DEEP CLEANING THE SCHOOLS. THE SUPERINTENDENT KNOWS THAT THERE'S CASES OF COVID-19 ON CAMPUS, BUT HE THINKS THAT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IS PREPARED TO HANDLE IT. >> WE KNOW WITH THE FACE MASSING AND EVERYTHING THAT WE'RE PREPARED. >> ARE YOU PREPARED TO SHUT DOWN? >> IF WE HAVE TO, WE WILL. WE'RE HOPING THAT WITH THE PROTOCOLS WE DON'T HAVE TO. >> AND AS FAR AS THE TWO TEACHERS THAT TESTED POSITIVE AT TWO DIFFERENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, WE'RE TOLD THAT THEY'RE IN QUARANTINE RIGHT NOW. DAVID COMING UP AT 5:30, WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU WHAT THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS IF THE A STUDENT STARTS TO EXHIBIT COVID SYMPTOMS WHILE IN SCHOOL.