New Hanover County Schools




COVID-19 Cluster Identified at Holly Shelter Middle School

For Immediate Release
February 19, 2021
For additional information contact Brandon Shope



The New Hanover County (NHC) Health Department has identified a COVID-19 cluster at Holly Shelter Middle School where seven individuals have tested positive due a connected exposure. In total, 14 individuals were quarantined due to this close contact. Staff and students are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days. The New Hanover County Health Department does not recommend further action such as school closure because the cluster was immediately isolated.
NHCS continues to be in contact with the NHC Health Department and are continuing to advise consistency in the 3 W's:  wear a mask, wait 6 feet away from others, and wash hands often.  If you are concerned that you may have come into contact with the virus, you should seek the advice of your healthcare provider or the NHC Health Department.  The NHC Health Department website and call center (see below) are available for any questions or concerns you may have. 
NHC Coronavirus Call Center: 910-798-6800