Social media posts on schools not all true

Published 10:28 am Thursday, July 23, 2020

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Don’t believe everything you read on social media about the opening of Davie County Schools in August.

That’s the advice from Superintendent Jeff Wallace, who said that parents are getting incorrect information on social media posts. He advises parents to look at the schools website for the most up-to-date information. Things change, but the newest and most accurate information will be on that website, Wallace said.

“Be careful. A lot of information reaches social media that is absolutely not true.”

The school system is moving forward with Plan B, with details being worked out for opening schools at a 50 percent capacity. Rules provided by the governor say that all students and staff must wear a mask at all appropriate times on school campuses, that the temperature of each student, staff member or visitor must be taken before going on a campus.

While concerned about the finances of the new rules, Wallace said that plans are moving along, and the public will be notified as soon as those plans are final.

COVID Update

Want some positive news about the COVID cases in Davie County? On July 8, no new cases were reported, the first day since May 11 since that has happened.

“That was short lived, but it was a bright spot for July,” said Health Director Suzanne Wright. “We’re hoping we’ll continue to trend in that direction.”

The less than positive news is that the number of cases among Davie residents continues to climb, reaching 294 as of Monday. Of those, 256 have met the definition of recovered and 34 are active cases, including two in the hospital.

Sheriff J.D. Hartman reminds residents that per court officials’ orders, anyone entering the Davie County Courthouse must wear a mask.