NETTLETON, Miss. (WTVA) - Third-grade students at Nettleton Primary School are currently under quarantine and will remain so for two weeks.
Nettleton School Superintendent Tim Dickerson said the school district is not taking any chances right now when it comes to the potential spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Several teachers reported positive COVID-19 tests within a 24-hour period, he said.
"Once we did a little looking in that situation, we found out that we might as well go ahead and send our third graders home, do distance learning for two weeks,” Dickerson said. “Get our teachers back as quick as they can and start over in two weeks."
He said the school district is following CDC and state department of health guidelines as best it can.
The superintendent said the Nettleton School District has already dealt with a few COVID-19 outbreaks this school year.
"We sent our fourth-grade home for several days earlier,” he said. “And then we did the same thing with the high school. Those were more precautions than anything. This time we are putting our third graders under quarantine. That's the difference between the three anyway."