Monday, October 2, 2023

Checking in with tri-county schools: New Hanover County reports 23 cases among students, staff

New Hanover County Schools reported 23 Covid-19 cases this week. (Port City Daily photo/file)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — This week in New Hanover County Schools, the administrative office reported 23 cases of Covid-19 across all campuses.

At least 80 people were assigned to quarantine after they were exposed to the virus in a school facility, according to NHCS’ public online dashboard.

The district’s reporting updates Friday afternoon and includes only cases that are self reported by parents and students.

NHCS has reported 822 positive cases total since Oct. 12.

Related: New Hanover County middle and high schools return full-time, hybrid and virtual options still offered

Anderson Elementary – 1
Bellamy Elementary – 2
Castle Hayne Elementary – 1
College Park Elementary – 1
Holly Tree Elementary –1
Murrayville Elementary – 1
Ogden Elementary – 1
Snipes Elementary – 1
Sunset Park Elementary – 2
Winter Park Elementary – 2

Holly Shelter Middle – 1
Murray Middle – 1
Myrtle Grove Middle – 2
Noble Middle – 1
Roland-Grise Middle – 1
Trask Middle – 1

Laney High – 2

Central office
Student Support – 1

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Brunswick County Schools

Brunswick County Schools is reporting 14 active Covid-19 cases and more than 170 precautionary quarantines as of Friday afternoon.

Since Aug. 21, BCS has recorded 405 positive cases – and 391 recoveries – among its students and staff.

Port City Daily obtains its numbers for BCS through the district’s online dashboard, which is made up of data from the Brunswick County Health Department.

Belville Elementary – 1
Bolivia Elementary – 1
Lincoln Elementary – 1
Southport Elementary – 3
Virginia Williamson Elementary – 1

Waccamaw School – 1

Leland Middle – 1
South Brunswick Middle – 2

South Brunswick High – 1
West Brunswick High – 2

Pender County Schools

Pender County Schools’ most recent Covid-19 update is from March 8-14. As of then, the district had eight cases and 61 quarantines.

Since Aug. 1, 522 staff and students in PCS tested positive for the virus. 514 are recovered.

Port City Daily obtains its numbers from PCS through the district’s online reporting, which updaates on Mondays with any positive cases the school is aware of through either self-reporting and the Pender County Health Department.

Rocky Point Elementary – 1
Topsail Elementary – 2

Topsail Middle – 1
West Pender Middle – 1

Heide Trask High – 1
Topsail High – 2

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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