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Carteret County Schools makes masks optional Nov. 1


Carteret County Public Schools announced on Friday that face coverings in school system facilities will be optional effective Monday, November 1, 2021.  The announcement comes as the Carteret County Health Department reported that the county’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 4.6%. According to a news release, the Board of Education passed a motion on September 23, 2021 that Carteret County Public Schools System will make masks optional for all students, staff, and visitors based on the county’s positivity rate. Face coverings will still be required on school buses.

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.