HOWARD – An East Knox teacher has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Facebook post made by superintendent Steve Larcomb late Monday night.
Larcomb said in the post that Knox County Health Commissioner Julie Miller informed him Monday evening that an East Knox junior/senior high school teacher had tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
"The teacher was not at school today," Larcomb said.
Miller advised that all East Knox staff and students remain in their homes Tuesday, until further notified.
"I have an emergency meeting scheduled tomorrow morning with the Knox Public Health team to assess who may have been at risk for exposure and next steps," Larcomb said. "I will let you know more as I know it."
According to Pam Palm, the Knox County Health Department's public information officer, the teacher who tested positive lives in Coshocton County.
"It’s Coshocton County’s first case, not Knox County’s," Palm explained. "But there are implications for Knox because the teacher worked at East Knox."
This is a developing story.