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COVID-19 numbers spike in Metro Schools following Thanksgiving break

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Posted at 8:59 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 21:59:23-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Public Schools Director Dr. Adrienne Battle announced that COVID-19 cases have spiked since Thanksgiving Break.

During a MNPS Board meeting, she said 68 staff and 30 students tested positive last week. More than 200 staff and students are currently in either quarantine or isolation.

The district also hit its highest COVID-19 risk score to date at 9.5 out of 10. The scoring system was developed using the city's metrics, and the goal is to remain well under seven.