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Responnse: Brent Campbell, director of marketing and communications for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, said not all cases require notification.

“The WS/FCS is notifying parents of students who meet the CDC and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services definition of close contact as it relates to COVID. Just because there is a case in a class does not automatically mean that all students meet the definition of close contact.

“It is neither recommended nor required to notify parents when our contact tracers determine that a child does not meet the definition of a close contact.”

Additional information is available at, StrongSchools NC Toolkit, and on the system’s website on its Our Way Forward page.

Donations of coatsThe Salvation Army and A Cleaner World are once again accepting coats for their annual Give a Kid a Coat campaign. The campaign, in its 34th year, runs until February 12. New and gently used coats can be dropped off at any A Cleaner World store in Winston-Salem, Greensboro or High Point.

Distribution of Winston-Salem coats is ongoing 8:30-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Salvation Army Center, 1255 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem in the pantry area.