Pitt County Schools: COVID-19 patient employed at North Pitt High School

Published 11:50 am Thursday, March 19, 2020

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According to an update shared by Pitt County Schools, the one person confirmed to have COVID-19 in Pitt County on Thursday morning is employed at North Pitt High School. The school system shared the following after the case was confirmed:

“Pitt County Schools has been and will continue to be both strong and up front with communication and assistance to the public during the current Coronavirus health crisis. Therefore, we are promptly informing you that one of our PCS employees, who works at North Pitt High School, has tested positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus. Employment laws prohibit us from identifying the employee, however, we can share that the employee has not been on any PCS campus for more than a week and has no children or immediate family members currently enrolled or working in the school system. To the extent our employee may have interacted with people affiliated with our school system, we are working with the Health Department to identify these individuals and provide notice to them. Upon receiving notification, we immediately communicated with employees and have shut down the campus of North Pitt High School. We are disinfecting and cleaning the building per the advisement and guidelines provided by the Pitt County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

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