The Putnam County Schools will introduce new protocols to better inform parents of COVID-19 cases.
In an email to parents Friday afternoon, Director Of Schools Corby King said one student at Cookeville High School has tested positive this week. Contract tracing put several students in quarantine for 14 days.
Some 80 additional students across the school system are in quarantine. This can be from positive tests or being in contact with someone with a COVID result.
Seven teachers and staff are at home with either a positive test or close contact. King said no teachers and staff have been in close contact with students.
One bus driver, who has not been in contact with students, is at home.
King said among the protocols, a dashboard will be added to the Putnam County Schools website with information on cases.
Overall, King said the system experienced a strong start to the week with everyone doing what needed to be done.
“We appreciate the cooperation of all regarding wearing masks,” King said in Friday’s email. “The students and staff have been amazing in the midst of changing routines and uncertainties.”