UPDATE: Murray Co. teacher, student under quarantine after making contact with COVID-19 patients

Murray County School officials say they are doubling down on school sanitation after a family member of an elementary teacher tested positive for COVID-19 and a student came in contact with a person who has the illness.

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Mike Tuck, with Murray County Schools, says a Spring Place Elementary teacher’s elderly father, who lives in the Atlanta area, tested positive for COVID-19 “within the past couple of days.”

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Tuck says the teacher visited her father during the weekend of March 1, and was on school grounds prior to her father's diagnoses.

Tuck says the teacher is currently under quarantine at her parents’ Atlanta home and has shown no signs of having the illness.

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The teacher has been instructed to stay in quarantine at her parents’ “for 14 days post-exposure.”

Tuck says the teacher will return to school when after the 14-day quarantine ends on Saturday, if she continues to show no symptoms.

A press release from the Murray County School system says school officials received a report of a student at Northwest Elementary making contact with a person who has COVID-19 while the student was attending an event out of town.

The release says health officials have recommended that the student should self-quarantine until March 14.

Tuck says the school system will continue to follow sanitation guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control.

Tuck says school custodians are also “doubling-down on the sanitation of school buses, common areas, and frequently touch surfaces.”


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