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More cases of COVID in Fayetteville City Schools

Parents are asked to continue to check their children’s temperature before sending them to school, and keep kids with any COVID symptoms at home.
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FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. — More cases of COVID-19 have been found at Fayetteville City Schools, and officials have a request for parents.

One student at Fayetteville High Schools and two at Ralph Askins School have tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone in direct contact has been notified.

An employee at Ralph Askins School has also tested positive for COVID-19; however, no contact tracing was necessary as the employee has not been in direct contact with anyone in the school building.

Officials are asking that parents continue to check their children's temperature before sending them to school and to keep any children with COVID-19 symptoms a home.

Schools will continue to complete daily student and staff symptom checks. Parents/guardians of any students who have any of the symptoms outlined by the Tennessee Department of Health, will be asked to come pick up their child.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a plethora of information on how to protect yourself and other from the coronavirus. 

The virus can easily spread from person to person, so the CDC recommends you stay at least 6-feet apart from people not in your household. The virus is spread through respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, breaths or talks, according to the CDC. Because of this, the CDC recommends you wear a cloth facemask when around others and in public. 

Additionally, the CDC recommends that you frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

Symptoms to look out for include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, a sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea, according to the CDC. 

Click here to find more COVID-19 information from the CDC. 

If you suspect you have the coronavirus, you should seek out testing and self-quarantine. 
Click here to find more COVID-19 information from the Alabama Department of Public Health.