Mountain Home Public Schools is dealing with the first COVID-19 positive case in the district during the summer session which started last week. Superintendent Dr. Jake Long says they are unable to release information whether the infected person is a student or teacher. A total of 17 people are being quarantined, nine students and eight staff members.
Long says school officials were notified Monday morning of the case, and they followed the protocols set forth by the Arkansas Department of Health.
The Arkansas Department of Education has issued a document with response levels for on-site instruction. There are three levels set forth: green, yellow and red. Long says with one positive case in the school, they are still in the green category.
The Mountain Home superintendent explains what the next two levels entail.
Long says the summer session at Mountain Home has been met with enthusiasm and has been a good learning experience for school officials, as they prepare for the new academic year next month.
The summer session in Mountain Home continues through July 31. The new school year begins Aug. 24.
WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI