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COVID-19 Notices and Information

Updated September 22, 2021

As you are aware, there has been an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases throughout the state and nation.  The delta variant of COVID-19 has become an issue of increasing concern in our community as doctor’s offices and the local health department are seeing more positive test results.

Although this variant appears to spread more easily than other forms of COVID-19, the Knox County Public Schools are not experiencing a significant increase of positive cases nor quarantines in our schools at this time.

Each week on Wednesday we will be providing a dashboard update on the current active status of COVID-19 in the school district.  The most current dashboard is shown below.

1% Students Positive 3% Students Quarantined1% Teachers Positive0.1% Teacher Quarantined3% Transportation Positive 3% Transportation Quarantined



2% Support Staff Positive

1% Support Staff Quarantined




Teachers Positive Teachers Quarantined Students Positive Students Quarantined Support Staff Positive Support Staff Quarantined Transportation Positive Transportation Quarantined
TOTAL 4 1 38 118 5 2 3 3

We are keeping a close eye on this variant as we make decisions moving forward. At this time, we do not have a need to adjust our learning method. 

Please know that the health, safety, and well-being of our school community remain our top priority. We will continue to follow sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect everyone’s health. 

If your child or anyone in your family begins to experience symptoms of COVID-19, please keep your student home, consult a healthcare provider, and notify the school office.  Also, if your child has tested positive or has been quarantined, state law requires that you contact your child’s school as soon as you receive the notification.