There have been six new COVID cases detected across the Northern Tablelands region in the last 24 hours.
Inverell saw four new cases, taking the local government area's total to 60 active cases.
In Moree there were two new cases, making 89 cases across the shire.
There were no new cases in Armidale, leaving the total there at 18 active cases.
After members of their respective school communities tested positive at the weekend, Moree Public School, Inverell's Ross Hill Public School and Inverell High School will be closed and non-operational from today to allow time for contact tracing and deep cleaning.
All staff and students have been asked to self-isolate until they receive further advice. It is expected all three schools will be non-operational until mid-week.
However, MP Adam Marshall reported that pleasingly, there had been no residents placed into ICU, none on a ventilator and none required to be hospitalised.
About 1000 people were tested across the region at the weekend.
Mr Marshall said the community needed to be cautious.
"We need to be on alert, but not alarmed and look out for each other," he said. "Mask up, be aware of even the most mild symptoms and get tested.
"Of course, if you haven't yet, please think seriously about getting vaccinated - to protect you and your family.
"Together we can continue to live, work and play alongside and with COVID-19."
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