There is at least one confirmed COVID-19 case at Beaumont Magnet Academy and West High School, the schools announced Wednesday.
This is at least the second email sent to Beaumont families about a confirmed COVID-19 case. On Tuesday, Gibbs Elementary, Gibbs Middle, Central High and Karns High all announced a confirmed COVID-19 case.
Gibbs Elementary School’s email referred to “cases.”
District spokeswoman Carly Harrington confirmed all six emails were sent to all families and staff of each school.
This is at least the second email from Gibbs Elementary about confirmed cases. Knox News obtained an email sent the night before school started announcing “cases.”
Since the start of schools, at least 14 Knox County schools have reported at least one confirmed COVID-19 case:
- A.L. Lotts Elementary School
- Beaumont Magnet Academy
- Cedar Bluff Middle School
- Central High School
- Gibbs Elementary School
- Gibbs Middle School
- Gresham Middle School
- Halls Elementary School
- Karns High School
- Hardin Valley Academy
- Hardin Valley Middle School
- Northwest Middle School
- Powell Middle School
- West High School
In addition, Karns Middle sent an email the day before school started about a confirmed case. Inskip Elementary also announced a case, but it is not clear what date the letter was sent.
Over the weekend, A.L. Lotts Elementary, Beaumont Magnet, Cedar Bluff Middle and Hardin Valley Academy announced at least one confirmed COVID-19 case. Northwest Middle also sent a voicemail last Friday announcing a COVID-19 case.
Halls Middle School also announced a case Sunday, Harrington confirmed.
As of Wednesday,, there are 48 active cases across the district with 29 students and 19 staff members, according to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard. There are a total of 507 people in isolation or quarantine, according to the dashboard.
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