Masks remain a requirement for Currituck County Schools

Published 3:40 pm Monday, January 17, 2022

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The Currituck County Board of Education held a special meeting on Thursday, January 13, 2022 for the purpose of discussing the NC Strong Schools Toolkit.

“At the December 2021 Board of Education meeting, board members unanimously voted to make masks optional beginning January 18, 2022,” stated a January 13 press release from Currituck County Schools. “However, since returning to school from the holiday break, there has been a spike in COVID-19 cases. As of noon today, the case count for the past five days is at 71. This is the highest number of COVID-19 cases seen this school year.”

The release went on to state that, in an effort to keep students and staff in school and limit the number of required quarantines during this spike in COVID-19 cases, the Board of Education unanimously voted to delay making masks optional. Masks remain a requirement, both in schools and on buses.

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The Currituck Board of Education has a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at which time current COVID-19 case counts will be reviewed and further discussion regarding mask use and requirements will take place.