Cabarrus County school district cuts back on contact tracing

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — The Cabarrus County School Board updated its COVID-19 protocol on Monday night for quarantining students, faculty and staff.

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The district will not contact trace unless two cases come from a single classroom, bus or athletic team.

For example, that means if a student in a class gets COVID-19, the district will not let other parents or students know about the infection unless a second person in the same class gets it too.

Last month, the school board voted to make mask mandatory and will continue with that mandate.

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