Halls Elementary, Hardin Valley Middle and Hardin Valley Academy all have had at least one confirmed COVID-19 case since school started Monday, according to letters sent to Knox County Schools families. The cases are in addition to others in the district this week.
At Hardin Valley Academy, a letter earlier this week confirmed a COVID-19 case, but a note sent Wednesday night referred to “cases.”
Earlier this week, Knox News reported there had been at least one confirmed case at Gibbs Elementary, Inskip Elementary, Karns Middle, Powell Middle and Hardin Valley Academy.
Knox News has obtained copies of emails sent by leaders at each school. All letters use identical language except for the name of the person who sent the email and the name of the school.
The Hardin Valley Middle School email and the Halls Elementary email were sent Tuesday night.
Knox County Schools will not say how many cases are at each school, or whether the cases are students or staff, or both.
Knox County Schools spokeswoman Carly Harrington confirmed each individual school sent communication to all families and staff.
There are 25 active cases in Knox County Schools, according to the district dashboard. There are 417 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 Isabel.Lohman@knoxnews.com. Or you can send us a tip on our online form.
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