Two COVID-19 cases reported at Manteo Middle School

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Dare County Schools on Saturday reported two coronavirus cases at Manteo Middle School, with 51 people identified as direct contacts.

Those people, who may be students, teachers, staff, will begin quarantining immediately following N.C. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines, Dare Schools Superintendent John Farrelly said in an email.

The Dare County Schools district safety team will deep cleanse and sanitize the building so that the school can re-open on Monday morning.

The announcement is the third from officials about COVID-19 cases in Dare County schools. Last week, Manteo High School and First Flight High School were both closed for a day after cases of the virus in school.

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