4 students, 2 teachers at various Leon County Schools test positive for COVID-19

Leon County Schools
Posted at 4:54 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 16:55:05-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — As the first week of school for Leon County Schools draws to a close, the district says they've confirmed six COVID-19 cases in students and employees around the county.

According to an update posted to Facebook Thursday afternoon, four students and two employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. During the live update, Hanna said that the district is managing the situation.

"This was to be expected guys, this was to be expected, but we are managing it," Hanna said. Dr. Alan Cox, the Assistant Superintendent of School Management Services, said that masks have not been an issue and said social distancing has been going well.

Of the employees with positive cases, one has been reported at Ft. Braden Elementary School while the other employee works at Lawton Chiles High School.

Two students at Chiles, one student at Montford Middle School and one student at James S. Rickards High School have also tested positive, LCS confirmed.

The district stressed that if your student gets tested for COVID-19, you should not send your kid to school. Instead, you should wait for the test results.

LCS will roll out their COVID-19 dashboard will start on Monday where parents will be able to see a list of positive cases by schools. The district's goal in creating the dashboard is to be as transparent as possible with the public.