Parents concerned after a Fuquay-Varina teacher tested positive for coronavirus

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WNCN) – Parents are concerned after a Fuquay-Varina Elementary School teacher tested positive for coronavirus.

News of the teacher’s sickness came just before the entire district canceled school for two weeks. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper later Saturday ordered all K-12 public schools closed for at least two weeks.

The teacher began feeling ill on Tuesday.

“For a teacher to test positive and to see all the vans outside of the school, it’s scary,” said Candice Boylan whose three children attend Fuquay-Varina Elementary School.  “They’re not releasing who the teacher is. They said if the kids had direct contact with that teacher with six feet between them and a 10 minute span, that we would be contacted and none of us have been contacted, thank God.”

For now, Boylan is taking and logging their temperatures every few hours. She believes the governor closing schools is the right move. 

As a single parent with three kids now stuck at home for at least the next two weeks, Boylan feels it could take a toll on her job and their education.

“I am concerned that they’re not going to be up to par if school does close for extended periods of time. You think their education could be affected? I do.” 

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