A Corinth High School student has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and those who came in close contact with the individual have been notified and asked to quarantine themselves.

The district started the school year on Monday with classes on all of its campuses, drawing national attention as one of the first districts in the country to return classes to campus since the beginning of the pandemic in the spring.

The district issued the following statement Friday afternoon to parents and on its social media pages regarding the positive test.

“The Corinth School District has had a great first week with students back. Thank you to our teachers, staff, parents, and students for making this happen.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We have had an individual test positive at Corinth High School.

Contact tracing at the school has been completed and anyone in close contact (someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for 15 minutes or more) with this person has been notified.

If you were notified, your child will need to quarantine for 14 days from the last known contact.

While quarantining your child may not attend school or any school activities. However, theyshould continue working digitally in order to be counted present.”

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