Suspected COVID-19 Cases in Schools:
Public Health will manage cases of staff or students presenting at least one of the following COVID-19 symptoms (fever, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new cough, new loss of taste or smell) as carefully as possible by removing individuals from the school setting. Individuals will be advised on managing symptoms at home and isolation protocols. The length of recommended isolation may vary and could be for a period of up to 24 days unless an individual becomes symptomatic during that time, which could extend the quarantine period.
For Additional Information or Concerns Contact:
NHCS Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services, Julie Varnum, firstname.lastname@example.org, 910-254-4456
NHCS Safety Director David Spencer, email@example.com, 910-254-4275
NHC School Nurse Supervisor Susan Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, 910-798-6520
NHC School Nurse Supervisor Maria Turnley, email@example.com, 910-798-6629
New Hanover County Schools is making every attempt to provide accurate data related to positive COVID-19 case reporting in all schools and facilities. It may be a period of up to 24 hours for updated information to be available due to case identification and contact tracing. Positive cases not self-reported to NHCS may not be included in this data. Data reported on this website will be updated weekly on Friday.
Confidentiality of personal and health information is maintained in all reported data. Due to the unique nature of each case, the Department of Public Health reserves the right to change procedures and protocols on a case by case basis.