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Custodial workers from Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Fla. use electrostatic disinfectant sprayers to deep clean at Wetherbee Elementary School, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. OCPS will deploy hundreds of workers across all Orange county schools to be deep cleaned in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pitt County Schools announced an unnamed employee has tested positive for COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus on March 19.

A statement was then released to inform the community that the employee works at North Pitt High School but has not been on campus for more than a week.

“Employment laws prohibit us from identifying the employee, however, we can share that the employee has not been on any PCS campus for more than a week and has no children or immediate family members currently enrolled or working in the school system,” the statement said.

The statement claims that Pitt County Schools and the Health Department will work to identify any personnel who has interacted with the employee. Measures that will take place to prevent the spread of the virus include a shut down of North Pitt High School, according to the statement.

Additionally, the statement said each building will be disinfected and cleaned per guidelines given by the Pitt County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Upon receiving notification, we immediately communicated with employees and have shut down the campus of North Pitt High School. We are disinfecting and cleaning the building per the advisement and guidelines provided by the Pitt County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),” the statement said.

Pitt County Schools plan to notify the public with any information to follow the case as it takes responsive measures. The individual who contracted the virus is now under isolation, according to public health officials.

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