Principal Brian Harris


On Wednesday afternoon, Principal Brian Harris reported via social media that the Jackson County High School received a confirmed report that twelve (12) individuals who attend or work at the school have tested positive for COVID-19 since they returned from Christmas break. 


The school will implement CDC Guideline requirements before re-entry of this infected will be allowed. These guidelines are as follows:

1) At least six (6) days have passed since symptom onset and

2) At least twenty-four (24) hours have passed since resolution of a fever without the use of medications and

3) Other symptoms have improved. Cough will refer to a new uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing.

4) The school will not require written confirmation of a negative COVID-19 test from a medical provider for return to school or work. Although a negative test is not required to return, they do recommend that the individual(s) have a negative COVID-19 test before returning.

In the event of an exposure confirmed by the local health department, students/employees will have an isolation period of at least six (6) days before re-entry.

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