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Carrboro High School reinstates mask mandate after COVID-19 cluster

<p>A discarded mask lies under empty chairs in Kenan Stadium on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022.</p>
Buy Photos Following a cluster of COVID-19 cases, Carrboro High School will reinstate its indoor mask mandate starting Thursday.

Carrboro High School will reinstate its indoor mask mandate starting Thursday after a cluster of COVID-19 cases was reported at the school.

Including Wednesday, there were 30 confirmed cases connected to CHS this week, according to a statement from Principal Beverly Rudolph. About half of these cases are likely related to the school's prom that was held last weekend, Rudolph said.

The indoor mask mandate will last through at least Friday, April 22. The Carrboro High School decision was made after a recommendation from the Orange County Health Department and in consultation with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools leadership.

The timeframe may be extended depending on case counts, according to Rudolph.

Carrboro High is the first school to reinstate the indoor mask mandate since CHCCS dropped the mandate starting April 4.

The week of April 4, when CHCCS returned from spring break, Carrboro High reported 10 cases of COVID-19, according to the district's COVID-19 data tracker. This outnumbered the case counts at any other school in the district the same week.

There have been 19 COVID-19 cases reported at Chapel Hill High School this week, according to the data tracker as of Wednesday night. The school's total for the week of April 4 was two cases.


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