From the Maryville Daily Times newspaper,
"Maryville Junior High School's entire freshman class will be learning online through Thanksgiving, and Director Mike Winstead expects to make a decision today, Nov. 15, about a portion of the district’s sixth graders."

Nine students at the school tested positive, primarily ninth graders. 100 students subject to quarantine. The school district for Maryville Junior High School does not intend to require mask wearing as part of the enforceable dress code, the faculty and staff will make it clear it is a strongly encouraged and expected practice.

"In the past week the equivalent of two to three classrooms full of students have tested positive for COVID-19 in Blount County."
"Blount County Schools saw 35 new cases this week, 13 among staff members and 22 students."
"Alcoa City Schools reported seven new cases between Nov. 5 and Nov. 13, for a total of 31 this school year." ... "Since the beginning of this school year, Alcoa has reported 13 cases at its high school, nine at the elementary school, six at the intermediate school and three at the middle school." The counts are for students and staff, ACS does not separate counts.

The Maryville Daily Times also reports,

"Blount Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. Harold Naramore said. “In fact, this week, Blount County’s month-over-month increase in cases is higher than the country’s increase and our state’s increase.”
"Tennessee Dept. of Health reported on Nov. 13 that 23 residents at Maryville nursing homes had tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 23 days."

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