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Elmore County teacher tests positive for COVID-19. Students at 6 schools may have been exposed


A teacher with the Elmore County School system has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the school system on Thursday. 

“While it is unknown of the exact time the teacher contracted the virus, we are advised by the ADPH to contact everyone that she may have had contact with over the last two weeks,” Elmore County School superintendent Richard Dennis said in a letter to parents Thursday.

Students who attended Wetumpka Elementary, Wetumpka Middle, Wetumpka High, Redland, Eclectic Elementary and Elmore County High schools may have been exposed to COVID-19 through contact with the teacher, Dennis said in the letter. 

“This teacher worked individually with specific students but was on each of these campuses two weeks prior to showing symptoms. Administrators will contact any student’s parents that received direct contact by the teacher,” Dennis said. 

Parents of students in those schools are encouraged to monitor their children for symptoms of COViD-19, which include a fever, cough, body aches and shortness of breath. 

“If you should develop one or more of these symptoms, please CALL your doctor or nearest urgent care for guidance. If shortness of breath is severe, seek emergency treatment via an Emergency Dep. (please call ahead) or 911 (please make them aware of potential exposure). If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19, please email [email protected],” Dennis said in the letter.


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Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

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