New Hanover County Schools has been notified of a text message that is circulating around Williston Middle and New Hanover High School that mentions a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). This information is false. NHCS has been in contact with New Hanover County Government Officials and NHRMC. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Hanover County.
It is important that we avoid the spread of misinformation and false statements to prevent panic. For more information on how our community is responding to COVID-19, we encourage our students, faculty and families to visit New Hanover County Government online here. Additionally, reliable and verified information can be found by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS).