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Five Ferry Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

NC Ferry Division

The North Carolina Department of Transportation reported Friday that five employees on the Pamlico River ferry route between Bayview and Aurora have tested positive for coronavirus.  According to a news release, the five employees are currently recovering at home under quarantine.  Four other employees that were in contact with the crew have not tested positive, but are also under quarantine.  The vessel has been cleaned extensively. The terminals at both Bayview and Aurora have also been cleaned and sanitized since the positive tests. NCDOT requires crew members to wear face coverings and passengers are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.  NCDOT says passengers who think they might have been exposed to the virus should contact the Beaufort County Health Department.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.