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Achille teacher tests positive for COVID-19, 7th-9th graders staying home

Students in Achille hopped off the bus with face masks and excitement to return for another...
Students in Achille hopped off the bus with face masks and excitement to return for another school year.(KXII)
Published: Aug. 11, 2020 at 10:36 AM CDT
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ACHILLE, Okla. (KXII) - Some students at Achille Public Schools will be staying home until further notice after a teacher tested positive for COVID-19.

Superintendent Rick Beene announced in a Facebook post that a teacher has tested positive for the virus, just one week after the school year began.

Students in seventh through ninth grade need to stay home until further notice. Siblings of these students in different grade levels are allowed to come to school.

Parents of the affected students will receive a phone call from the Bryan County Health Department on Tuesday. Beene says the health department will dictate how long the quarantine will last.

“While we all want this virus to go away, we will continue to deal with it for the weeks ahead,” Beene said. “Our kids are working hard in the classroom and ball fields! It is important for us adults to do everything possible to let our kids attend school and to live life fully.”

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