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Two schools in Guilford County added to list of COVID-19 clusters, state report shows
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Two schools in Guilford County added to list of COVID-19 clusters, state report shows

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GREENSBORO — Caldwell Academy and Oak View Elementary are included in a state report released Friday that identifies COVID-19 clusters in schools.

Five staff members and six students at Caldwell Academy have had COVID-19, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

The report does not provide dates of positive cases or other information such as grade level — or say whether any of the cases are still active.

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A dashboard of COVID-19 cases is available to students’ families, according to Caldwell Head of School Tim Holland. He confirmed by telephone Friday evening that the campus at 2900 Horse Pen Creek Road has had several cases recently and that the school continues to work closely with medical professionals. The numbers listed in the state report did not appear to accurately reflect the recent status of cases, he said.

At Oak View Elementary, three staff members and two students have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the state report.

Janson Silvers, a spokesman for Guilford County Schools, said anyone who may have been in close contact with affected staff or students at Oak View would have already been notified. The school at 614 Oakview Road in High Point has followed all safety and cleaning protocols and remains open, he said.

The state’s semiweekly report defines “COVID-19 clusters” in child care or school settings as a minimum of five positive cases within a 14-day period. A cluster is considered over after 28 days if there is no evidence of continued transmission.

State officials have stressed such reports, which are released late Tuesday and Friday afternoons, are preliminary and subject to change as more information is gathered.

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