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COVID-19 outbreak at Kernersville child care involves four kids, two staff members
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COVID-19 outbreak at Kernersville child care involves four kids, two staff members

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The first child-care center outbreak has been reported in Forsyth County involving four children and two staff members at a Kernersville facility.

The outbreak was identified on July 31 at The Crossing Preschool Afterschool facility at 1650 Pecan Lane in Kernersville. The center is operated by First Christian Church.

Pete Kunkle, senior pastor of First Christian, said Friday the affected children are ages 2 and 3. They were in one classroom with the staff members. The child care facility, which is open to the public, serves 11 children.

Kunkle said testing was conducted after one child developed flu-like symptoms, and the others "appeared weak and tired." He said the children and staff members are recovering.

"We have had all Crossing and church staff members tested, and their results all came back negative," Kunkle said.

Kunkle said the child care facility is being cleaned and won't reopen until Aug. 17. There will not be services at First Christian on Sunday.

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