KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — In a message sent out to Fulton High School families Wednesday evening, Knox County Schools said it was informed of “a case of COVID-19 that may have exposure implications for our Fulton students and staff.”
The Knox County Health Department was notified of the possible exposure, then reached out to KCS, according to officials.
Staff and students have been asked to stay at home through Thursday, March 26 based on the possible exposure incubation period and timeline.
So far, WATE 6 On Your Side has not learned of any students or staff from Fulton High School developing symptoms consistent with the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Below is the full message:
Dear Fulton family,
Today, the Knox County Health Department was notified, and informed us immediately, of a case of COVID-19 that may have exposure implications for our Fulton students and staff. Based on incubation period and other factors, we ask that students and staff, if you are not already, please stay at home through tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Based on the timeline of the potential exposure, students and staff would most likely have already developed symptoms of COVID-19 by now. KCHD and KCS are notifying you out of an abundance of caution. While the timeline varies based on last known exposure, staying home is a standard guideline given to anyone who has potentially been exposed to COVID-19.If a student or staff member exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, please call your primary care provider.
If you do not have a primary care provider, please contact the Health Department at 865-215-5555.
Executive Director, Student Support Services
Knox County Schools
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