West Davidson High School covid cluster tied to basketball workouts – WXII12 Winston-Salem

Health leaders in Davidson County confirm they have identified a coronavirus cluster at West Davidson High School.According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, a cluster is defined as both a minimum of five cases in the same facility within a 14-day period and plausible epidemiological linkage between cases.A spokeswoman for Davidson County Schools says the cluster is tied to basketball workouts.In line with North Carolina High School Athletic Association guidelines, basketball workouts were stopped immediately after an individual present reported having symptoms. Individuals identified as close contacts to anyone who is confirmed positive have been excluded from the school campus and will be contacted by the Davidson County Health Department regarding quarantine information.”We expect cases to have ties to our school system for the foreseeable future,” says Tabitha Broadway, Executive Director of Communications and Strategic Planning for Davidson County Schools. “Davidson County Schools continue to do enhanced cleaning and disinfecting in our facilities, we encourage and monitor implementation of the 3-W’s in our buildings, and we are screening for illness prior to entry into our facilities.”Davidson County Public Health Strategist Janna Walker tells WXII that this cluster should be reflected in Tuesday’s NC DHHS report.

Health leaders in Davidson County confirm they have identified a coronavirus cluster at West Davidson High School.

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, a cluster is defined as both a minimum of five cases in the same facility within a 14-day period and plausible epidemiological linkage between cases.

A spokeswoman for Davidson County Schools says the cluster is tied to basketball workouts.

In line with North Carolina High School Athletic Association guidelines, basketball workouts were stopped immediately after an individual present reported having symptoms. Individuals identified as close contacts to anyone who is confirmed positive have been excluded from the school campus and will be contacted by the Davidson County Health Department regarding quarantine information.

“We expect cases to have ties to our school system for the foreseeable future,” says Tabitha Broadway, Executive Director of Communications and Strategic Planning for Davidson County Schools. “Davidson County Schools continue to do enhanced cleaning and disinfecting in our facilities, we encourage and monitor implementation of the 3-W’s in our buildings, and we are screening for illness prior to entry into our facilities.”

Davidson County Public Health Strategist Janna Walker tells WXII that this cluster should be reflected in Tuesday’s NC DHHS report.