FROM STAFF REPORTS
An individual on the campus of the Collaborative College for Leadership and Technology has tested positive for COVID-19.
CCTL, an early college partnership between Iredell-Statesville Schools and Mitchell Community College, is located on Mitchell’s campus in Statesville.
Parents of CCTL students were notified of the positive test result in an email Monday.
Iredell County Health Director Jane Hinson informed parents that the individual who tested positive had not had any close contact with other students or employees.
Classes will be held as scheduled on Tuesday, school officials said.
CCTL is the fifth I-SS school to be impacted by a positive COVID-19 test. The others are Crossroads Early College on the campus of Statesville High School, Third Creek Middle School, Lake Norman Elementary and West Iredell High School.
COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that can cause a wide range of symptoms that include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea and a new loss of taste or smell. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or can be inhaled into the lungs. COVID-19 can be spread by people who are not showing symptoms. Symptoms may appear from two to 14 days after exposure.
Employees and students should not come to school if they develop any of the above symptoms. They should isolate at home and get tested as soon as possible. You can locate testing sites in your community by visiting https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing/find-my-testing-place.