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COVID positive cases reported at FES, FHS

Escambia County Schools Superintendent John Knott said Tuesday that there are multiple students and staff members at Flomaton High and Elementary School who recently tested postive for COVID-19.

Knott said at FHS, two staff members and seven students tested postive for the virus. At FES, two staff members and students, each, tested positive.

Knott said at present all students and staff members are in quarantine, and the schools are taking the necessary measures to disinfect every day.

“Every day during the day we are disinfecting and cleaning continously,” he said. “We’re cleaning every evening and respraying our bludilng and disinfencting buildngs.

“We have the latest technical machinery, and all of the systems in place,” he said. “The administrators are working hard, and they have very strong protocols in place, and are following those protocols to make sure everybody is taken care of.”

Knott said temperatures are still being taken every morning for every student coming into the schools, and staff are monitoring for any symptoms.

“We’re doing everything we can to minimize any cases and provide for good protocols for safety,” he said.

Knott said those infected students and staff are at home in quarantine for 10 days or as long as they don’t show symptoms.

“Usually what hpapenes is that the medical professionals tell them they can come back in 10 days as long as they’re not having any symptoms or any continued problems,” Knott said. “If they are, they’ll need to continue to stay out until any of that is cleared up.”

As far as the Atmore area schools, Knott said there have been a minimal number of cases, but there are no positive cases reported right now.

“At the high school, we curently have no one at all with any positive cases right now,” he said. “We had a couple that have (in the past), but we don’t have any students out at the high school. On the middle school, I’m not seeing anything at the middle school right now. Nobody is out with positive results from COVID.”