Hoke County Schools

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Coronavirus updates


All Hoke County Schools students will return to the classroom on Wednesday, January 5. To safely resume in-person instruction, we will continue to follow all COVID safety protocols and procedures as outlined in the updated NC Strong Schools Toolkit, including physical distancing to the greatest extent possible and consistent wearing of masks. Click here to view a listing of the Toolkit updates.

We also want to remind you that if your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID or is not feeling well, please keep them home and contact your health care provider. If your child has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID within the last 5 days, you should contact your school nurse prior to sending them to school. Click here for a listing of testing sites and schedules located in Hoke County.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and efforts to keep our students, staff, and families healthy. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your school’s nurse or a member of the school's administration.

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that usually cause mild respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. This strain of the virus, COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new coronavirus that was not identified in humans before December 2019. Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It takes 2 to 14 days after a person gets the virus in their body to become ill. COVID-19 is spread from person to person via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how flu and other respiratory pathogens spread. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. With most respiratory viruses, people are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).


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