New contact tracing, quarantine procedures begin in NC K-12 schools

Major COVID policy changes to the StrongSchools NC Toolkit went into effect Monday.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services no longer recommends contact tracing or quarantines for students who test negative, even if they’ve been exposed to a positive COVID case.

On Thursday, Governor Roy Cooper also requested that all North Carolina schools drop any outstanding mask mandates, citing increased vaccine accessibility and falling COVID numbers. The StrongSchools NC Toolkit still follows CDC recommendations as it pertains to masking, which encourages indoor masking in areas of high transmission.

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