One week after classes start, school system near Hunstville reports positive COVID-19 cases

Published 11:12 am Monday, August 10, 2020

One week after classes started in a southern Tennessee county, the school system just miles from Huntsville announced positive COVID-19 test results at two of its schools near Huntsville.

The Lincoln County school system announced the positive tests Saturday at Flintville Elementary School, which is about 30 miles from downtown Huntsville. On Sunday, a student and employee at nearby South Lincoln Elementary School tested positive, the school system said.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, the school system said contact tracing had been completed for all four cases and that school would continue Monday.

All those who potentially had contact with the students and employees have been notified, the school system said.

Both schools were “completely sanitized” over the weekend, the school system said.

Parents were urged to check their child’s temperature and screen them for possible COVID-19 symptoms before sending them to school. The school system said it would continue to conduct symptom checks for all students and employees.