Metro middle school student tests positive for coronavirus

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Posted at 8:36 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 22:03:50-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A LEAD Southeast Middle School student has tested positive for coronavirus.

School officials at LEAD said the Metro Nashville Health Department notified them about the confirmed case of COVID-19 Saturday.

The school provided an update to staff and families this afternoon, as well as the Metro NOffice of Charter Schools.

They said they are working with the Health Department to follow guidelines and recommendations.

"There is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our students, families, and staff members," LEAD Public Schools Director of Communications Jon Zlock said in a statement.

Metro Schools closed Thursday and Friday of this week as a precautionary measure. Next week is their spring break.

As of Saturday, there are 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County. In an update this morning, the the Health Department said the age range for all Nashville confirmed cases is from 11 to 50 years old. They said all cases are self-isolating at home with mild symptoms.