Calhoun Superintendent of Schools Kelli Whytsell says, "To be transparent with the community and respect the privacy of our employees and students, we want to inform you that Calhoun County Schools has had some employees and some middle/high school students that are being quarantined due to possible exposure.

  Whytsell said as soon as the school was notified of the positive student, the school nurse started contact tracing and contacting involved students and staff.

"We are in touch with the MOVHD and will be following the health department's guidance," she said.

"As a school system, our employees do the COVID-19 screeners, take temperatures, and sanitize daily.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the employees and families at this time.   We are a close school family and will continue to provide whatever assistance we can safely provide to them during this time.   Thank you for your support of Calhoun County Schools, our students, and the school community.   Together we can get through these challenging times by continuing to support each other."