Student at Fayetteville High School tests positive for coronavirus

Fayetteville City Schools confirmed a case of coronavirus at Fayetteville High School. Contact tracing has been completed.

Posted: Sep 7, 2020 7:56 PM
Updated: Jul 25, 2021 3:50 PM

Update: We learned Tuesday afternoon that five Fayetteville High School students are being quarantined, in addition to the student who tested positive.

Original story:

Fayetteville City Schools officials say a case of coronavirus was confirmed at Fayetteville High School. 

In a news release, the district noted that contact tracing was done and anyone who was in close contact with the affected student has been notified.

The release went on to say, "If you were notified, your child will need to quarantine for 14 days. While quarantining, your child may not attend school in person or attend any school activities; however, the student should continue working digitally in order to be counted present.

If you did not receive a phone call or email, this means your child was not in direct contact with the individual.

We ask that parents continue to check their children’s temperature prior to sending them to school each day, and if your child has any of the COVID-19 symptoms, as outlined by the Tennessee Department of Health, we ask that you keep your child at home. Our schools will continue to be diligent in completing symptom checks for all students and staff members daily. If a student is at school and has any of the symptoms outlined by the Tennessee Department of Health, we will contact parents/guardians to have the child picked up from school.

We want to assure our Tiger family that the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. We will continue to be diligent in following the latest guidance from the Tennessee Department of Health to keep all our Tigers as safe as possible."

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