Knox County Schools sent notes to parents about at least three schools with infections

A.L. Lotts Elementary, Cedar Bluff Middle, Hardin Valley Academy all announced at least one confirmed COVID-19 case over the weekend.

Hardin Valley Academy’s principal sent an email announcing the school had confirmed COVID-19 “cases” Friday. Cedar Bluff Middle School and A.L. Lotts Elementary leaders both sent emails Sunday announcing a case.

District spokeswoman Carly Harrington confirmed all three emails were sent to all parents and staff of each school. 

This is at least the third email Hardin Valley Academy’s principal has sent about confirmed COVID-19 cases. There was an email on Aug. 24 that referred to a “case” and an email on Aug. 26 that referred to “cases.”

Since school started Aug. 24, the following schools have at least one confirmed case of COVID-19: Gibbs Elementary, Halls Elementary, Inskip Elementary, Hardin Valley Middle, Karns Middle and Powell Middle.

There are 34 active cases in the district, according to the district’s dashboard. There are ten pending cases and a total of 324 people in isolation or quarantine. 

Knox News is tracking COVID-19 cases in Knox County Schools

Knox News is committed to tracking Knox County schools that have COVID-19 cases. Because the district’s reopening plan allows for individual school closures, we think it’s important to track school information. We also want to help tamp down rumors or inaccurate information.

We need the help of parents, students and teachers to make that happen. We’re seeking ears on the ground at every KCS school. 

How can you help? If you receive an email about a positive COVID-19 case at your school, please forward the information to [email protected] Or you can send us a tip on our online form. 

And if you want to be part of the ongoing effort to track COVID-19 in our schools, please fill out this form so we can stay in touch. We will not share your identity or personal information.

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