First Flight High School closed for sanitization

Published 11:22 am Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Dare County Schools Superintendent John Farrelly sent a message out to parents Wednesday morning stating that First Flight High School was closing for the remainder of the day so the building can be sanitized and disinfected.

“We currently do not have a positive case identified at FFHS but we may have a stakeholder who may have been exposed and was on campus,” stated Farrelly. To be cautious, we are closed for the rest of the day and will reopen tomorrow morning at 8:00 am. Our district facility safety team will sanitize and disinfect the entire building.”

Farrelly went on to state that some students had been on campus Wednesday morning to pick up parking passes but access was restricted and they did not enter beyond the safety airlock at the front door. He also stated that the closure does include preseason afternoon sports workouts.

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“Thank you for your support of our proactive measures and action steps,” stated Farrelly.

Staff were also asked to not report to FFHS on Monday, October 21 so the building could be sanitized. Keith Parker, DCS digital communications and secondary school director, stated Monday that at that time there had been no positive COVID-19 cases and that the school was being sanitized “out of an abundance of caution.”

The school went back on a normal operating schedule the following day. Parker stated that Wednesday’s closure is not related to Monday’s closure.