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Tyrrell Schools postpone reopening of sports

“Tyrrell County Schools will postpone the reentry process for Middle School and High Schools sports, until a later date,” Superintendent Oliver Holley announced Monday morning.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association had recently provided guidance that could be used to facilitate the reopening of school-based sports as of June 15, but Tyrrell Schools officials opted to postpone the reopening, Holley stated.

“We will continue to monitor the situation in an effort to provide the safest opportunities for our student athletics, coaches and spectators,” the superintendent stated.

School athletic events, classroom instruction and other activities were suspended when schools closed in March in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

As of Monday morning, there were 45,102 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Tar Heel State, and 1,118 deaths have been reported since the outbreak, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported. Five of those cases are in Tyrrell County with no deaths reported