Cape Hatteras Elementary School (CHES) will be closed on Friday, November 13, due to a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19, per an emailed update from Dare County Schools Superintendent, John Farrelly.
According to the Thursday update, which identified two new cases in the countywide school system – at CHES and at Manteo Elementary School – 50 direct contacts at those two schools will begin quarantining immediately, including 25% of the Cape Hatteras Elementary School staff. The CHES school building will also be deep cleaned and sanitized during Friday’s closure.
Per Farrelly, Dare County Schools now has a total of 379 students and 69 staff members who are in quarantine, from eight different schools in the system. Most of the 69 staff members are teachers.
The Dare County Board of Education will hold an emergency meeting on Friday, Nov. 13, at 4:00 p.m., where the Board will likely consider whether to continue with in-classroom learning, or to return to all-virtual learning.
The meeting will be held virtually for the general public due to COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings. Live audio of the meeting will be available on the Dare County Schools website at https://www.daretolearn.org.