Video: Message from Currituck Board of Commissioners chairman Bob White

Currituck County Board of Commissioners chairman Bob White recorded a video Monday about the county’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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Health officials said Sunday that Currituck County had its first case of coronavirus.

The person is in isolation and health officials will be contact tracing “all individuals who may have had close contact with the case,” Albemarle Health Services said in a news release.

Close contacts are defined as having direct contact with, or been within six feet for at least 10 minutes, of a case-patient while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment. Caregivers and household members of the case-patient are considered close contacts.

Health official did not identify where in the county the case originated or how the patient contracted COVID-19, whether travel, close contact or community spread.

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